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New York State Income Tax Web File

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Most New Yorkers can now e-file their state return directly to the Tax Department using our free online service.


  • Fastest way to get your refund---with direct deposit
  • Complete your return in 30 minutes
  • Get instant confirmation your return was received

If you're not required to file a state return, but want to file Form IT-214, Real Property Tax Credit, or Form NYC-210, New York City School Tax Credit, see Web File your credit claim.

Log in or create an account

Use your Online Services account to Web File your return. Don't have an account yet? It's quick and easy to create one.

Log in to Web File      Create an account

Who can Web File

You probably qualify if you:

With Web File, you don't need to attach or upload copies of your W-2s or federal 1040 forms such as Schedule C, Profit or Loss From Business, or Schedule D, Capital Gains or Losses. Save copies of these documents for your records--the Tax Department may request them in the future.

To learn more, see our full list of qualifications.

How to Web File

Personal income tax return(IT-201)

Demo: Personal income
tax return (IT-201)

create an account

Demo: Create an account

Not only is our new online service free, but it's also simple and user friendly. Follow the steps below.

Start your return

Once logged in, select Personal income tax from the left menu and then select File your personal income tax return from the drop down.

Complete your return

Answer the questions and provide your tax information, such as your filing status, income, and withholding.

Submit your return

After you complete your return, you (and your spouse) must electronically sign the return and submit it to the Tax Department. You'll then immediately get a confirmation page indicating your return was received by us. Print this page for your records. You may also view a copy of your return which you can save or print for your records.

 That's it. And now that you have an Online Services account, you can:

  • sign up for email alerts, including the status of your refund
  • view your filing and payment history
  • pay bills and notices
  • respond to department notices
Updated: September 29, 2014