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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.

All taxpayers should save a copy of this form to their computer after printing.

Ready to fill in your form?

Fill in enhanced form IT-201

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.

Fill in enhanced Form IT-2

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

Received a federal 1099-R?

Form IT-1099-R, Summary of Federal 1099-R Statements, is also enhanced with 2D barcodes. If you file a New York State income tax return and you received a federal 1099-R statement, you must complete fill-in Form IT-1099-R and submit it with your return.

Fill in enhanced Form IT-1099-R

Do not submit your original federal 1099-R to the Tax Department; keep it for your personal records.

Not in a hurry?

Print our standard paper Form IT-201Resident Income Tax Return (instructions), and complete it by hand.

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