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2016 Enhanced Form IT-201, Resident Income Tax Return

Enhanced paper filing with a fill-in form

Electronic filing is the fastest, safest way to file—but if you must file a paper New York State resident income tax return, use our enhanced fill-in Form IT-201 with 2D barcodes.

Benefits include:

  • no more handwriting—type your entries directly into our form
  • automatic calculation of your refund or tax due amount—the form does the math
  • a unique 2D barcode printed on every page that securely links your return information to your account
  • fewer errors and faster processing of your return due to the automatic entry of your return information (as scanners read the 2D barcode)

Note: If you are using Internet Explorer 11, we recommend you save the PDF document to your computer and fill out this saved version, instead of accessing the form directly through your web browser.

Remember to save a copy of this form to your computer after printing!

Ready to fill in your form?


Do not make any handwritten entries on this form. As you fill in the form, your data will be stored in a 2D barcode printed on each page. We will process your form based on the data in the barcodes.

Did you know?

Form IT-2, Summary of W-2 Statements, is also enhanced with 2D barcodes. If you file a New York State income tax return and you received federal Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, you must complete fill-in Form IT-2 and submit it with your return.


Do not submit your original federal Form W-2 to the Tax Department; keep it for your personal records.

Not in a hurry?

Print our standard paper form and complete it by hand.


For complete instructions, see Form IT-201-I, Instructions for Form IT-201, Full-Year Resident Income Tax Return.