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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.

Tax relief for New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19

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

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What's New

Paper carryout bag reduction fee

Beginning June 1, 2020, the cities of Troy and White Plains will impose the five-cent paper carryout bag reduction fee. Sales tax vendors that sell tangible personal property in these localities must collect the fee when they provide a paper carryout bag to a customer.

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Manufactured Home Parks Registration (MHPR)

Effective June 1, the Tax Department's new online application for Manufactured Home Parks Registration is open!

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Cigarettes and tobacco products registration

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

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Beverage container deposits

New York State's Returnable Container Act requires every deposit initiator to collect a five-cent deposit on beverage containers containing less than one gallon of carbonated soft drinks, beer, malt beverages, wine coolers, or water sold in New York. The quarterly report and the payment for the reporting period of March 1–May 31 are due June 20, 2020. 

Data security breaches

If your business relies on the secure transfer of confidential financial data—particularly if you’re working from home—we can provide some valuable tips that help protect you and your clients.

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.

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