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Prepare and file your income tax return with Free File!

If your 2019 income was $69,000 or less, you’re eligible to use Free File income tax software. It’s our no-cost way to easily complete and file your federal and New York State income tax returns online. For more information, see Free File your income tax return. To be sure you aren’t charged a fee, access the Free File software that’s right for you directly from our website.

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The Tax Department extended the due date for New York State personal income tax returns originally due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

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Extension due date for income tax filers

If you can't file your income tax return on time, you can request an automatic extension of time to file. The extension request due date for individual income tax filers is July 15, 2020.

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Registered distributors of alcoholic beverages

New for 2020 and 2021: Changes are coming for alcoholic beverages tax (ABT) filers.

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1099-G Lookup

View and print Form 1099-G, Statement for Recipients of State Income Tax Refunds, online—no account required! Have at hand one of your New York State income tax returns for one of the past five years, so we can verify your identity.

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Protect yourself from fraud

Don't be a victim: report suspicious tax behavior and keep up to date on the latest scams.

Get help filing your return—for free!

Our Facilitated Self Assistance (FSA) program helps you find the free e-file software that’s right for you. Use our online resources from home to assist you with preparing and electronically filing your federal and New York State returns.

Extension of authorization to accept digital signatures

Due to the COVID-19 State emergency, the temporary authorization to accept digital signatures has been extended until July 15, 2020.

2020 STAR Check Delivery Schedule

Some homeowners receive a check for the STAR credit, rather than receiving the STAR exemption, which is a reduction on their school tax bill. The department issues STAR credit checks prior to the due date for school taxes. Use the 2020 STAR Check Delivery Schedule lookup for the most recently updated information available for your area.

Cigarettes and tobacco products registration

Cigarettes and tobacco products retail dealer and vending machine registration is now available through your Business Online Services account.

Learn about the Charitable Gifts Trust Fund

The FY 2019 Budget created a new Charitable Gifts Trust Fund in the joint custody of the New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance and the State Comptroller to accept donations for the purposes of improving health care and public education in New York State. If you're interested in making a contribution, review our guidance to learn more