How a Rescue Dog Helped's CEO Avoid a $430k Tax Bill

Match Group chairman Gregory Blatt became an official Texan in 2009 thanks to his elderly dog, according to a recent ruling by a New York judge.The dating firm executive's move to Texas and love of his Uptown Dallas lifestyle were recently at issue in a New York tax case.Blatt moved to Texas from New York City in 2009 when he became CEO of Dallas-based internet firm Match, which owns dating sites and apps such as, Tinder, and PlentyofFish. Court records indicate that despite initial reservations about life in Texas, Blatt quickly fell in love with his new job and living at The Ashton luxury apartment building in Uptown.However, New York tax authorities were less convinced of Blatt's new Dallas fandom.Unlike Texans, New York City residents have to pay both state and city income tax. According to court documents, New York officials audited Blatt in 2011 and determined that he owed $430,065 in personal income tax plus interest and penalties for the years 2009 and 2010.  Continue reading...

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