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Thomas DiNapoli releases 2013 tax return

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, March 14,

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, March 14, 2012. Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

ALBANY -- State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reported that he made $152,567 in wages and other income last year, according to his personal tax return provided for inspection Thursday.

DiNapoli participated in the Albany tradition in which statewide elected officials provide their tax returns. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman are expected to provide their 2013 tax records on or before Tuesday.

DiNapoli reported investments, including technology stocks from AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and Vodafone. Dividends in 2013 totaled $5,342. He donated $5,494 to more than 40 charities, including $1,645 to his church in Great Neck, St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church.

He paid $7,534 in property taxes for his condominium, $33,989 in federal income taxes and $9,717 in state income taxes, factoring in refunds.

DiNapoli has been the state official of the most relatively modest means for years. He has $2 million in his campaign fund and chose not to participate in a pilot program that would match state funds to small private contributions as a test of public financing of campaigns.

DiNapoli said the program is a fatally flawed political compromise, but he supports public financing so more New Yorkers can afford to run for office.

"There will always be a vulnerability in a state like New York with a lot of wealthy people who can self-fund their campaigns that middle-class folks will be cut out because of the money," DiNapoli said.

The comptroller is the state's chief auditor and sole trustee for the public pension system, which is worth $160.7 billion and covers most state and local government workers.

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