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Department of Taxation and Finance

School District Income Verification (SDIV)

See School District Income Verification (SDIV) for basic information about the program.

Since 1980, personal income wealth has been used in the calculation of state aid to public school districts. From that time on, income wealth has been attributed to school districts based on the school district codes reported by residents on their personal income tax returns. Concern over the accuracy of taxpayer reported school district codes resulted in the creation of a statewide system for the assignment of school district codes to taxpayer addresses.

First implemented in accordance with Chapter 50 of the Laws of New York State (1993), the statewide School District Income Verification (SDIV) Program has continued to demonstrate that a statewide computerized matching system is an appropriate and cost effective means of assigning school district codes to taxpayer address records.

See Overview of the SDIV process for a detailed look at the verification process.    

Proposed schedule for the 2021 processing year

Phase 1: Assignment of school district codes by ORPTS

January 2021 to May 2021

No direct school district involvement. For further information on this process please refer to the SDIV Process Instructions.

Phase 2:  School district review of ORPTS assignments

May 2021 to August 2021

Review of ORPTS-assigned school codes by School districts (optional)

Phase 3: Processing of School district corrections by ORPTS

July 2021 to September 2021 

For further information on this process, please refer to the SDIV Process Instructions.

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