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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.

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Registered distributors of alcoholic beverages

New for 2020 and 2021: Changes are coming for alcoholic beverages tax (ABT) filers.

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Prepaid sales tax rate change on cigarettes

The prepaid sales tax rate on cigarettes is increasing for the period September 1, 2020, through August 31, 2021.

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Employer Compensation Expense Program (ECEP)

The Employer Compensation Expense Program (ECEP) established an optional Employer Compensation Expense Tax (ECET) that employers can elect to pay if they have employees that earn over $40,000 annually in wages and compensation in New York State. 

  • Enrollment for tax year 2021 will begin on October 1, 2020.
  • An employer will make an annual affirmative election to participate in the ECEP no later than December 1 to pay the optional tax in the following calendar year.

Prepare and file your income tax return with Free File

2019 personal income tax returns were due July 15, 2020. Free File software is still available for eligible taxpayers until the IRS e-file season closes for those who have not yet filed or who requested an extension.

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.

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.

Learn about the Charitable Gifts Trust Fund

The FY 2019 Budget created a new Charitable Gifts Trust Fund in the joint custody of the New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance and the State Comptroller to accept donations for the purposes of improving health care and public education in New York State. If you're interested in making a contribution, review our guidance to learn more