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Department of Taxation and Finance

Department of Taxation and Finance

2020 NY Census Initiative

2020 Census

Your response to the census helps shape New York’s future. When you respond, you help determine: school funding; transportation and infrastructure; community resources; political representation and more.

Your voice matters. Respond today:

We’re listening.
We’re here to help.

Are you having trouble resolving a tax issue with the department?

The Taxpayer Rights Advocate may be able to help—even if you’ve already tried to resolve your problem through other channels. The team in the Advocate’s office will listen carefully and work with you to resolve the issue.

Visit their newly designed webpage to see all the resources at your disposal.


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What's New

Registered distributors of alcoholic beverages

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

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Prepaid sales tax rate change on cigarettes

The prepaid sales tax rate on cigarettes is increasing for the period September 1, 2020, through August 31, 2021.

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Prepare and file your income tax return with Free File

2019 personal income tax returns were due July 15, 2020. Free File software is still available for eligible taxpayers until the IRS e-file season closes for those who have not yet filed or who requested an extension.

Missed a due date?

If you haven't filed and paid your tax, use our penalty and interest calculator to calculate your late filing and late payment penalties and interest.
Note: Only use this calculator if you're sending your late return and late payment together.

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