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Filing season resource center

All electronic filing for income tax is closed until next filing season. We anticipate the season will open in late January 2023. If you need to file a personal income tax return before then, you must file a paper return. See Current-year income tax forms and Previous-year income tax forms for a paper form. 

In the meantime, remember to share any news from 2022 that may affect your tax liability. If you got married, had a baby, or started a new job, it can mean good things for you at tax time. Let us and your employer know about these and other life events using Form IT-2104, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. It’s a powerful tool for managing what comes out of your gross pay.

Filing Resources

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Find free assistance

Our Taxpayer Assistance Program (TAP) can help you with preparing and electronically filing your federal and New York State returns. You may also qualify for tax preparation assistance from VITA volunteers. Are you a member of the military community? MilTax free tax services include tax prep and e-filing software (no income limitations!) and personalized support that address the realities of military life.

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Check your refund

Follow the progress of your refund online or with our automated phone system (518-457-5149)—24/7!

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Respond to a letter

If you receive a request for more information, your refund will take longer to process. However, you can respond to most letters online, quickly and easily.

See Respond to your letter and follow the steps outlined to resolve your letter as quickly as possible.

Request electronic communications from the department

The best way to communicate with the Tax Department about your return is to create an Online Services account and request electronic communications for both Bills and Related Notices and Other Notifications.


  1. Log in to (or create) your Individual Online Services account.
  2. Select your name in the upper-right corner of your Account Summary homepage.
  3. Select Preferences, then choose Electronic communications from the expanded menu.
  4. On the Electronic Communications page, check the boxes next to Bills and Related Notices and Other Notifications.

Additional Information

Reporters and other media representatives, check out our E-file media center for content to share with your audiences.

Video: E-file—a remedy for paper

Video: E-file—a remedy for paper

New York State Fights Refund Fraud and Identity Theft

New York State Fights Refund Fraud and Identity Theft