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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.

Withholding tax filers

Quarterly withholding tax returns (Forms NYS-45 and NYS-45-ATT) are due Friday, January 31, 2020. To Web File:

  • Select the ≡ Services menu from your Account Summary homepage.
  • Choose the online service you need from Employment and withholding:
    • NYS-45 Web File
    • NYS-45 upload (for use by authorized agents only)
    • Wage reporting upload (NYS-45-ATT)

Reminder: Annual totals are no longer reported on Form NYS-45. The fourth-quarter wages and withholding are reported the same as all other quarters: the amount of wages paid and tax withheld for that quarter only.

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What's New

Vapor products tax and registration

The Tax Department has issued new guidance on the supplemental sales tax on retail sales of vapor products. Registration for vapor products dealers is now available in Business Online Services accounts.


Opioid Excise Tax Web File application is now available

The first return is due by January 21, 2020.


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2020 Tax Preparer Registration application is now available

If you have not completed the 2020 Registration Education Requirements, you’ll need to complete it them before you can register for 2020.

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