New York State Tax Information
for International Students and Academic Staff
New York State Tax filing:
You must file your U.S. Federal Tax Return before you can file the New York State returns. The tax software which we purchase every year to help you file the U.S. federal tax forms. The software will be available in mid- to late- February. Check back with this page at that time. is NOW available on our website.
Deadline: April 15, 2015
FIRST: determine if you are a resident or non-resident for tax purposes in New York State.
All students (undergraduate, graduate and non-degree) who are considered NON-residents for U.S. federal tax purposes (the software determines this), ARE considered non-residents for New York State tax purposes.
J-1 researchers or professors who are considered NON-residents for U.S. federal tax purposes (the software determines this), answer these questions to determine your New York State Tax status:
- Did you rent an apartment (not a dorm room) in New York State for 11 months or more of the year 2014?
- Did you spend more than 183 total days in New York state in 2014?
J-1 researchers or professors who answer YES to BOTH of these questions are considered residents for New York State tax purposes. If you answered no to either one of these questions, you are a nonresident for tax purposes in New York State.
SECOND: please follow the directions for New York State forms for your appropriate New York State tax status linked below.
New York State NON-Resident Forms and Powerpoint:
New York State RESIDENT Forms and Powerpoint:
- ISSO New York Resident tax packet with relevant instruction sections
- and you can view view the ISSO's NY State tax powerpoint here or the New York State Tax department's powerpoint here to help you complete the forms.
- IT-201 Complete Instructions (you might not need this)