New York State has been going after tax evaders under an aggressive new tax collection program, suspending the driver’s licenses of 8,900 New Yorkers who failed to pay their state taxes and collecting over $56 million, 34 percent more than had been projected.

The crackdown is the result of legislation signed into law last year by Governor Andrew Cuomo, aimed at spurring individuals who owe more than $10,000 in back taxes to settle their tax bill with the Department of Taxation and Finance (see New York to Suspend Driver's Licenses of Tax Delinquents).

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