Department of Taxation and Finance
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:
- Gather your information, such as Forms W-2 and 1099.
- Create an Online Services account, then sign up for email notifications.
- If you’re self-employed, review your tax account balance.
- Learn about your free e-file options.
For more resources on getting ready and information on filing assistance, see our filing season resource center.
2021 income tax returns are due April 18, 2022.
What are you looking for?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Featured in January
Tax preparer and facilitator registration
The 2022 Tax Preparer and Facilitator Registration application is now available. Tax preparers and facilitators can register for the first time or renew their registration now using the Tax Department’s online application.
Missed a due date?
If you haven't filed and paid your tax, use our penalty and interest calculator to calculate your late filing and late payment penalties and interest.
Note: Only use this calculator if you're sending your late return and late payment together.
FAQs about filing requirements, residency, and telecommuting
This page summarizes current New York state law and guidance relating to frequently asked questions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Explore our Financial Education Program
The Financial Education Program is a series of short modules and videos designed to take you through the benefits available to you and the responsibilities you have as a New York State taxpayer. You can start anywhere in the series or review all the modules. This is for you—let us know what you think!