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Department of Taxation and Finance

Ready, set, file!

From start to finish, our resource center and your Individual Online Services account have everything you need for filing season—and they're open 24/7.

You can:

  • Verify your tax preparer and know your rights.
  • See if you qualify for free e-file software.
  • Check your estimated tax payment account.
  • Sign up for refund status alerts by email.
  • Respond to a letter from us.
  • Make a payment.

What's New

  • Wireless Communications Surcharge Web File

    The Wireless Communications Surcharge Web File application is now available! Returns are due March 20.

    Web File your return

  • 1099-G Lookup

    View and print Form 1099-G, Statement for Recipients of State Income Tax Refunds, online—no account required! 
    Have at hand one of your New York State income tax returns for one of the past five years, so we can verify your identity.

    View Form 1099-G

  • Property Tax Credit Lookup

    Beginning with 2017 property tax credit checks, you can view and print your credit information directly from our website.

    View your credits

Featured in February

  • Free tax assistance sites

    If your income was $66,000 or less in 2017, you can visit one of our Facilitated Self Assistance (FSA) sites to prepare and electronically file your return with the assistance of Tax Department employees. Assistance is free and we have sites across the state.

  • Federal tax response

    We've released our preliminary report on the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

  • Recordkeeping for individuals

    To avoid delays in the processing of your return, claim only the credits and deductions you can prove you’re eligible for. Review our checklists to see if you have all the required documentation.

  • Reminder for filers who hire tax preparers

    If you're paying someone to prepare your New York State tax return, research your tax preparer before you hire them; don't become the victim of a tax preparer scam.

  • Tax preparer registration

    Tax preparer registration is open for 2018.

    If you're a tax professional, you must register or renew your registration with the New York State Tax Department for every calendar year in which you will be paid to prepare one or more New York State tax returns or reports, or will facilitate a refund anticipation loan (RAL) or refund anticipation check (RAC).