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Filing tips

E-file returns contain less errors and process more quickly

Avoid the most common filing errors

  1. Verify your identification number on your return. This is the number issued by the Social Security Administration or Internal Revenue Service. (If the identification number on your W-2 statement is wrong, contact your employer to obtain a corrected W-2 statement.)
  2. Indicate on the return if you maintained living quarters in New York City.
  3. Include the total amount of tax withheld during the year. Add all federal forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statements you received.
  4. Include New York City and Yonkers tax if required.
  5. Sign the paper return -- both spouses must sign a joint return.
  6. File your return or extension request on or before the due date.
  7. Choose the appropriate mailing address.

For specific filing instructions, refer to the instructions of the return that you file:  Full-year resident forms, Part-year resident forms or Nonresident forms.

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Updated: October 28, 2015