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Report tax evasion and fraud

You can report suspected tax evasion and fraud involving individuals, businesses, and tax preparers to the Tax Department—it is quick, easy, and confidential.

How to recognize tax evasion and fraud

Tax evasion or fraud occurs when taxpayers intentionally try to avoid taxes they owe. Tax evasion and fraud may look like:

  • failing to file a return,
  • failing to report total income,
  • failing to remit monies collected, and
  • selling untaxed liquor, motor fuel, and cigarettes.

Note: If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, please see Identity theft affecting your tax records.

How to report tax evasion and fraud

The easiest way to report suspected tax evasion and fraud is online.

Report tax evasion and fraud

Don’t want to report online? You can also contact us by phone, fax, or mail to report your suspicions.

Phone: 518-457-0578
Fax: 518-435-8523
Mail: NYS TAX DEPARTMENT 
REPORT SUSPECT TAX EVASION/FRAUD
INFORMATION REFERRAL UNIT
W A HARRIMAN CAMPUS
ALBANY NY 12227-2899 

If not mailing by USPS, see Publication 55, Designated Private Delivery Services.

Note: The Tax Department will review your complaint promptly and, where appropriate, take corrective action, which may include sanctions.

Updated: February 29, 2016