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Filing Your New York State Taxes

It is tax season again! Figuring out and filing your tax forms can be intimidating – but there is help. Here you will find answers, forms and more that will make your paperwork easier, faster and less stressful. The information below will help you determine your residency status, find the correct forms you need and give you other information you want to get started.

State income tax returns for 2016 are due April 18.

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New York Tax Forms

Determine Your Resident Status so You File the Right Forms

What form you need to fill out and file to New York is based on your legal residency, or where your permanent, official “home address” was during 2016. New York groups its residents four ways: full-time New York residents, part-year residents, New York residents who worked in another state and nonresidents who worked in New York or sold real estate or property located in New York.

New York Residents

New York State residents who filed a federal income tax return will most likely be required to file a New York state income tax return. File Form IT-150 or Form IT-201 for your resident return. You can find information in the instruction booklet for IT-201 to help you confirm if you need to file a New York State tax return and if so, whether you need to use Form IT-250 or Form IT-201.

Part-Year New York State Residents

If you only lived in New York for a portion of the tax year, New York government will tax you on any income you made while you were a resident as well as one any income you earned from sources in New York no matter what your residency status was. File Form IT-203 for your part-year resident income tax return. You can find additional useful information in Publication 88 and the Instructions for Form IT-203 which you can download above.

New York State Residents Who Worked Out of State

New York State residents who worked out of state will likely have to file tax returns in both states. To avoid dual taxation, or having to pay tax to governments of both states for the same income, use New York’s Form IT-112-R to get a tax credit for taxes paid to the state where you worked.

Nonresidents Who Worked or Sold Property in New York State

If your legal, home residence is in another state, you are required to file New York nonresident tax return on any income you earned from New York sources using Form IT-203. This taxable income includes wages or salaries from a job in New York and income from the sale of property. You can find more information in Publication 88 and the Instructions for Form IT-203 which you can download above.