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Department of Taxation and Finance

Your rights and responsibilities during an audit

Taxpayers are entitled to many rights during an audit; this includes the right to designate a representative and the right to appeal the findings of the audit (see Power of attorney and other authorizations). We encourage you to discuss any real or perceived violations of your rights with the auditor or the auditor's supervisor. The publications below provide information about your rights and responsibilities and additional information about what you should expect during an audit:

  Desk Audit - Rights and Responsibilities
  Field Audit - Rights and Responsibilities

See The Office of the New York State Taxpayer Rights Advocate for additional information about your rights and responsibilities. See also information about What to expect when you’re selected for an audit.

NYS Your Rights as a Taxpayer

Video: NYS Your Rights as a Taxpayer

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