Taxpayers can find form IT-201 on the website of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, says the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. In the Search Tax box, type "IT-201" to locate the form and the instructions.
Click on the Resident Income Tax Return link to download the IT-201 form in PDF format, or to file the return online. E-filing is easier, faster and more accurate than filing a paper return, states the New York Department of Taxation and Finance. Every taxpayer who was a full-time New York state resident for the previous year must file Form IT-201. Depending on the taxpayer's situation, he may also be required to file additional forms.