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Nonresidents and partial-year residents of New York are required to use Form IT-203 to file annual NYS income tax returns. Residents must use Form IT-201 and send it to the State Processing Center. If a refund is expected, mail the return to:
PO Box 61000
Albany, NY 12261-0001

For any return with taxes due, attach Form IT-201-V and mail to:
PO Box 15555
Albany, NY 12212-5555

Since its annual tax revenue is more than $71 billion, New York ranks second in the nation behind California for the highest income tax revenue. Income tax rates range between 4% and 8.82%, which is slightly higher than the national average range.

April 15 is the due date for mailing or e-filing NYS taxes and extension requests. October 15 is the deadline for extended NYS tax returns.

If more time is necessary to file, use Form IT-370 to request an extension. The extension grants extra time to file but not extra time to pay any tax due. If tax is due, send payment by April 15 to avoid penalties.

Taxpayers can track NYS tax refunds online at To check on a prior return, refund or amended return, call 518-457-5181.

Filing to Correct an Error

If previous returns shows an error, file an amendment. Residents are required to use Form IT-201X. Nonresidents and partial-year residents are required to use Form IT-203X.

Estimated Quarterly Tax Requirements

Estimated quarterly taxes may be required for people who are self-employed or have inadequate tax amounts withheld from their paychecks. To determine liability, use Form IT-2105. Mail the vouchers and payments to:
NYS Estimated Income Tax
Processing Center
PO Box 4122
Binghamton, NY 13902-4122

NYS Tax Interest

Taxpayers who filed their NYS taxes after April 15 without an extension when they owe money will be charged a penalty fee each month of 5% of what is owed until it is paid. For taxpayers who file their returns by April 15 but fail to make full payment on the amount owed, a fee of up to 1% of what they owe accrues each month until the balance is paid. Both fees have a maximum allowable charge of 25% of the total amount due.

Note: States & U.S. territories may make changes to their tax laws with little notice. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but it is provided on an "AS IS" basis. For more see our terms.

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