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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: https://2020census.gov/

Benefit from good recordkeeping

Whether you’ve already filed or are keeping track of documentation for next year, our recordkeeping pages are a great resource. Good recordkeeping helps you determine which credits and deductions you qualify for, and serves as documentation if we need to verify information on your return.

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What's New

Madison County wireless communications surcharge rate increases

Beginning September 1, 2020, Madison County is increasing its surcharge rates on wireless communications services.

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Onondaga County imposes sales tax on residential energy

Effective September 1, 2020, Onondaga County is imposing a temporary sales and use tax on residential energy sources and services.

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Sullivan County imposes sales tax on residential energy

Effective September 1, 2020, Sullivan County is imposing a temporary sales and use tax on residential energy sources and services.

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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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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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Featured in September

Cigarette and tobacco products retail dealer registration renewal

Cigarette and tobacco products retail dealers must file their registration renewal application on or before September 20 to renew their registration for the following calendar year.

Vapor Products Dealer Certificate of Registration renewal

A Vapor Products Dealer Certificate of Registration is valid for the calendar year for which it is issued. It must be renewed annually and applications for renewal must be filed on or before September 20 of each calendar year.

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.

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.

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