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What are IT-201 tax forms used for?

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Residents of New York use Form IT-201, Resident Income Tax Return, to file annual state income taxes, according to the New York Department of Taxation and Finance. New York residents can mail a printed copy of the form or file electronically online at Tax.NY.gov.

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To file Form IT-201 electronically on the New York Department of Taxation website, individuals must have maintained a full year of residency in New York State for the filing tax year, advises the New York Department of Taxation. Part-year residents do not qualify for electronic filing. If married, both individuals must have maintained full-year residency in New York for the tax year.

Only original current tax year Form IT-201 filings are eligible for electronic filing, notes the New York Department of Taxation. Individuals filing amended and previous year returns do not qualify. Taxpayers who do not qualify to electronically file on the New York Department of Taxation website may still qualify to electronically file via a third-party website, such as MyFreeTaxes.com or OLT.com.

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