Prepare and efile Your New York Tax Return
The state of New York now requires you to efile your state tax return if you meet all three of these criteria:
- You use computer software to prepare your tax return
- Your software supports electronic filing (efiling)
- You have broadband internet access
The efile.com 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 efile.com.
NY Income Tax Filing Deadline
The regular deadline to file a New York state income tax return is April 15.
|Tax Deadline Date
||Type of Income Tax Return
||Filing Deadline / Due Date Description
|April 18, 2018
||2017 New York State Tax Return
||Due date for New York State Income Tax Returns
|April 18, 2018
||2017 New York State Tax Extension
||Due date for New York extension requests
|October 15, 2018
||2017 New York State Tax Return
||Last day to efile a 2017 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.
Tax Year 2017 New York State Tax Forms
All of the following New York state income tax forms are supported by the efile.com tax software:
||Can I efile this form?
||Taxes Paid to Canada Credit
||Resident Credit for Taxes Paid to Another Jurisdiction
||Claim for Family Tax Relief Credit
||Sales and Use Tax Report
||Resident/Nonresident/Part-Year Income Tax Return
||Passive Activity Loss Limitations
||Resident Income Tax Return
||Other Tax Credits and Taxes
||Resident Itemized Deduction Schedule
||Payment Voucher for e-Filed Income Tax Returns
||529 College Savings Plan
||Wage Allocation and Living Quarters Maintained by a Nonresident
||College Tuition Credit or Itemized Deduction
||Claim for Noncustodial Parent Earned Income Credit
||Empire State Child Credit
||Child Information for Empire State Child Credit
||Real Property Tax Credit for Homeowners and Renters
||Claim for Earned Income Credit
||Claim for Child and Dependent Care Credit
||New York State Modifications
||Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Credit
||Claim for Clean Heating Fuel Credit
||Volunteer Firefighter/Ambulance Worker's Credit
||Claim for Long-Term Care Insurance Credit
||Claim for Alternative Fuels Credit
||NYC/Yonkers Change of City Resident Status
||Claim for College Tuition Credit or Itemized Deduction
||Certificate of Income Tax Withheld
||Underpayment of Estimated Tax Penalty-IT-2105
||Schedules C and E
||Claim for New York City Enhanced Real Property Tax Credit
||Nonresident Employees Return
||City of Yonkers Nonresident Earnings Tax Return
||New York City Depreciation Adjustments
||Summary of W-2 Statements
||Summary of Federal Form 1099-R Statements
NY State Tax Forms That Cannot be efiled
New York State Tax Withholding Form
||New York State Employees Withholding Allowance Certificate
NY Tax Extension
||New York Extension Instructions
||How to File
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 on the New York Department of Taxation and Finance by April 18, 2018. Even if you get an extension, you must pay any taxes you owe by April 18, 2018, 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.
Prepare and submit Form IT-370 online
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.
Tax Year 2016 New York State Tax Forms
New York tax returns for 2016 and other past Tax Years cannot be efiled. Download the tax forms, fill them out, print them, and mail them to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
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.
Check New York state tax refund status.
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 $8,400 of taxable income
- 4.5% for income between $8,400 and $11,600
- 5.25% for income between $11,600 and $13,750
- 5.9% for income between $13,750 and $21,150
- 6.45% for income between $21,150 and $79,600
- 6.65% for income between $79,600 and $212,500
- 6.85% for income between $212,500 and $1,062,650
- 8.82% for income over $1,062,651
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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