New York Income Taxes and State Tax Forms

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The state of New York now requires you to efile your state tax return if you meet all three of these criteria:

  1. You use computer software to prepare your tax return
  2. Your software supports electronic filing (efiling)
  3. You have broadband internet access

The tax software makes it easy for you to prepare and efile your state tax return--either together with your federal tax return, or on its own. Prepare and efile your New York state tax return (resident, nonresident, or part-year resident) and as many state returns as you need for one price at

NY Income Tax Filing Deadline

The regular deadline to file a New York state income tax return is April 15.

Tax Deadline DateType of Income Tax ReturnFiling Deadline / Due Date Description
April 15, 2015 2014 New York State Tax Return Due date for New York State Income Tax Returns - income tax filing deadline
April 15, 2015 2014 New York State Tax Extension Due date for New York extension requests
October 15, 2015 2014 New York State Tax Return Last day to efile a 2014 New York State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers

View all state tax return filing deadlines here.

Find federal income tax return filing deadlines here.

New York State Tax Forms

All of the following New York state income tax forms are supported by the tax software:

Form/ScheduleDescriptionCan I efile this form?
Form IT-112-C Taxes Paid to Canada Credit

Form IT-112-R  Resident Credit for Taxes Paid to Another Jurisdiction
Form IT-135 Sales and Use Tax Report
Form IT-150/201/203 Resident/Nonresident/Part-Year Income Tax Return-Pages 1-3, 11
Form IT-182 Passive Activity Loss Limitations
Form IT-201-V  Payment Voucher for e-Filed Income Tax Returns
Form IT-201/203 529 College Savings Plan - Pg 8
Form IT-/201/203-X  Amended Income Tax Return - Pg 1
Form IT-203-B  Wage Allocation and Living Quarters Maintained by a Nonresident-Pages 1-2
Form IT-203-B/IT-272 College Tuition Credit or Itemized Deduction-Page 3
Form IT-209/215  Earned Income Credit  
Form IT-213 Empire State Child Credit  
Form IT-213-ATT  Child Information for Empire State Child Credit  
Form IT-214  Real Property Tax Credit for Homeowners and Renters-Pages 1-2
Form IT-216  Dependent Child Care Credit-IT-150/201/203 Miscellaneous Information, Pg 11 
Form IT-237 Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Credit
Form IT-241 Clean Heating Fuel Credit-Pages 2 and 4 
Form IT-245   Volunteer Firefighter/Ambulance Worker's Credit  
Form IT-249   Long-Term Care Insurance Credit-Page 2 
Form IT-253 Schedule B Recapture of Alternative Fuel
Form IT-360   NYC/Yonkers Change of City Resident Status 
Form IT-370 Extension of Time to File
Form IT-2102.6  Certificate of Income Tax Withheld 
Form IT-2105.9   Underpayment of Estimated Tax Penalty-IT-2105
Form NYC-202   Schedules C and E (Pages 4-5)  
Form NYC-1127  Nonresident Employees Return
Form NYC EXT  New York City Extension
Form Y-203  City of Yonkers Nonresident Earnings Tax Return   
Schedule NYC-399  New York City Depreciation Adjustments 

NY State Tax Forms that Cannot be efiled

New York State Tax Withholding Form

Form IT-2104 New York State Employees Withholding Allowance Certificate

NY Tax Extension

Extension FormNew York Extension InstructionsHow to File

Form IT-370

New York no longer accepts nor honors federal tax extension forms. You can get an automatic 6-month extension of time to file your New York state tax return by requesting an extension online by April 15, 2015. Even if you get an extension, you must pay any taxes you owe by April 15, 2015, or you will accrue penalties and interest. Mail your check or money order with Form IT-370-V, Payment Voucher.

If you are going to efile your New York state tax return, the state requires that you efile your state extension.

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Form IT-370-V

Important Reminder!  If you are efiling a New York tax extension, you may need to efile a federal tax extension as well.

NY Tax Amendment

Amended New York tax returns cannot be efiled; they can only be filed by mail. Learn how to prepare and file a New York state tax amendment.

Important Reminder!  If you are filing a New York tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.

Past Year Forms: Tax Year 2013 New York Tax Forms (Print, Fill Out, and Mail)
Form IT-2 Summary of Federal form W-2 Statements

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Form IT-112-R New York State Resident Credit
Form IT-201 Fill-Year Resident Income Tax Return
Form IT-201-ATT Other Tax Credits and Taxes
Form IT-201-V Payment Voucher for e-Filed Income Tax Returns
Form IT-203 Nonresident and Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return
Form IT-203-B Nonresident and Part-Year Resident Income Allocation and College Tuition Itemized Deduction Worksheet
Form IT-209 Claim for Noncustodial Parent New York State Earned Income Credit
Form IT-212 Investment Credit
Form IT-213 Claim for Empire State Child Credit
Form IT-213-ATT Child Information for Empire State Child Credit
Form IT-214 Claim for Real Property Tax Credit for Homeowners and Renters
Form IT-215 Claim for Earned Income Credit
Form IT-216 Claim for Child and Dependent Care Credit
Form IT-219 Credit for New York City Unincorporated Business Tax
Form IT-221 Disability Income Exclusion
Form IT-245 Claim for Volunteer Firefighters’ and Ambulance Workers’ Credit
Form IT-249 Claim for Long-Term Care Insurance Credit
Form IT-256 Claim for Special Additional Mortgage Recording Tax Credit
Form IT-272 Claim for College Tuition Credit or Itemized Deduction
Form IT-285 Request for Innocent Spouse Relief
Form IT-360 Change of City Resident Status
Form IT-370 Automatic Extension of Time to File
Form IT-398 New York State Depreciation Schedule for IRC Section 168(k) Property
Form IT-1099-R Summary of Federal Form 1099 Statements
Form IT-2105 Estimated Income Tax Payment Voucher for Individuals
Form IT-2105.9 Underpayment of Estimated Income Tax by Individuals and Fiduciaries
Form NYC EXT New York City Extension
Form Y-203 City of Yonkers Nonresident Earnings Tax Return

Where's My Refund? - Check Your NY State Tax Refund Status

Using efile and direct deposit is the fastest way to get your New York state tax refund. If file a New York state return on paper, your refund will generally be processed in 6-8 weeks. If you efile your New York return, your refund will generally be processed much faster and you will get your direct deposit refund sooner.

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NY efile Error Codes

View a list of all New York State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.

New York Tax Facts

NY Income Tax:

Individual income is taxed using eight graduated tax rates. For single filers:

  • 4% for the first $8,200 of taxable income
  • 4.5% for income between $8,201 and $11,300
  • 5.25% for income between $11,301 and $13,350
  • 5.9% for income between $13,351 and $20,550
  • 6.45% for income between $20,551 and $77,150
  • 6.65% for income between $77,151 and $205,850
  • 6.85% for income between $205,851 and $1,029,250
  • 8.82% for income over $1,029,251

For married couples filing jointly, double the income brackets (the tax rates stay the same).

New York City levies additional local income taxes. The rates range from 2.907% to 3.648% depending on filing status and income.

NY Sales Tax:

The state of New York has a 4% sales tax and many localities levy additional sales taxes. Many goods (such as certain food items, medicines, and newspapers) are exempt from sales taxes, as are some services.

More information on New York Sales Tax

NY Personal Property Tax:

In New York, real estate may be taxed locally at several levels, including: county, city, town, village, school district, and "special district".

Odd Tax Facts:

1. The tax code of New York specifically exempts tickets to the circus from sales tax.

2. New York City's so-called "bagel tax" requires customers to pay more sales tax on any bagel that is sliced for them, or served with any kind of topping.

State Tax Agency:

For more information, you can visit the website of The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

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