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New York's Outmigration Peaked in 2020: Report


The number of state taxpayers who moved out of New York State spiked in 2020, the height of the pandemic, and continued to lead pre-pandemic levels in the years after, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli.


In a report released this week, figures show more than one out of every 100 personal income tax (PIT) filers left the state in 2020.


"The COVID-19 pandemic caused a significant shift in taxpayer movement, with net out-migration quadrupling in 2020 compared to the prior year," DiNapoli stated in the report.


While the numbers declined in 2021, the net number of taxpayers leaving remained about a third greater than the pre-pandemic average, the report showed. All assessments were based on PIT filings for the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021.


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