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Department of Taxation and Finance

Module 2: Introduction and outline

Why do we pay taxes?

Here in New York State, we utilize tax payments to make investments in critical and public priorities such as education, infrastructure improvements (like roads and bridge), veterans’ benefits, law enforcement, scientific research, and much more.

In this module, Filing responsibilities, we'll cover the following topics:

You can select any topic in this module using the links above or the menu on the left. Select Continue to next page to move through the course from beginning to end. On the last page of the module, we'll provide links to the resources discussed in this module. You'll also be able to download and personalize a Certificate of Completion for each module you review. You can find the links to all content discussed in this module at the end of the course.

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