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Prepare and file your income tax return with Free File!

If your 2021 income was $73,000 or less, you're eligible to use Free File income tax software. It's our no-cost way to easily complete and file your federal and New York State income tax returns online. For more information, see Free File your income tax return. To be sure you aren't charged a fee, access the Free File software that's right for you directly from our website.

Get your ducks in a row

Filing season is open! Get your ducks in a row to start filing your personal income tax return today:

For more resources on getting ready and information on filing assistance, see our filing season resource center.

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2021 income tax returns are due April 18, 2022.

Featured Resources

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Choose an online service

We offer a number of online services to fit your busy lifestyle. Check your payment balance, file a return, make a payment, or respond to a department notice—anywhere, anytime.


Learn about STAR benefits for homeowners

If you've recently bought a home, or never applied for the STAR benefit on your current home, you should investigate the STAR options available to you. You may save hundreds each year!

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Use Sales Tax Web File

Log in to your Business Online Services account to Web File your sales tax returns. With Web File, you can schedule payments in advance, save your bank account information for future use, and update your business information.

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Tax Department response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Owners of property subject to a tax lien sale or tax foreclosure who own ten or fewer residential dwelling units (including their primary residence) may declare a COVID-19-related hardship if they meet certain conditions. See Tax Department response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for more information.

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Looking for income tax forms and instructions?

We've posted the instructions and most income tax forms for tax year 2021.

However, Forms IT-201 and IT-203 are not yet available. If you need to file by paper, please check back mid-February when we'll post these forms. 

Don't want to wait? Prepare and submit your return with Free File software as early as January 14. To learn whether you're eligible to Free File, see Free File your income tax return.

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View our due dates calendar

Looking for your due date? View our calendar of filing due dates for corporation tax, personal income tax, and sales tax.

What's New

Unemployment Form 1099-G

To request a copy of your unemployment Form 1099-G for calendar year 2021, visit the Department of Labor (DOL) website. You'll need this form when you file your 2021 income tax return.

Get Form 1099-G Online

If you disagree with the information reported, you can ask DOL to review your 1099-G for accuracy.

Posting requirements for tax return preparers and facilitators

If you're a tax return preparer, facilitator, or both, you have new posting requirements. By January 1, 2022, you must post certain items—prominently and conspicuously—at every location where you provide tax preparation or facilitation services.

See posting requirements

Instructions for responding to a bill or notice

We created step-by-step instructions to help you successfully respond to a bill or notice online. Whether you agree with our notice or bill, need to provide additional information, or want to challenge a Tax Department decision, responding online is the fastest, easiest way to resolve an issue.

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