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Hurricane Sandy tax relief

Wage and withholding information for individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy.

As a result of the State Disaster Emergency declared by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the Tax Department extended certain tax filing and payment deadlines for taxpayers who were directly affected by Hurricane Sandy to November 26, 2012.

If you're still unable to file as a direct result of the hurricane, you can request that we treat your return as timely filed.

Online filers
This applies to the following taxes:

  • Sales tax
  • Highway use tax
  • Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax
  • Withholding tax (Form NYS-45)

When you're ready to file, go to your Online Services account and begin the Web File process. You'll be asked to indicate that your return is late or incomplete due to the direct impact of Hurricane Sandy. Your return will then be considered timely filed.

Paper filers
If you're filing a paper return, write "Hurricane Sandy" at the top in large letters and we'll treat your return as timely filed.

For more information about which deadlines were extended and who the extensions applied to, see:

Income taxpayers

Relief for motor carriers

Relief related to motor fuel and diesel motor fuel

Additional information for businesses and taxpayers regarding Hurricane Sandy