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 is NOW available on our website.
Deadline: April 15, 2013
Need an extension of the tax deadline? Check here:
First, determine if you are a resident or non-resident for tax purposes in New York State. (This is not dependent on your tax status for the U.S. federal tax forms.)
Undergraduate students, whose permanent home is not New York, would be considered NYS nonresidents for income tax purposes. Click here for information on filing New York State NON-Resident tax status forms.
Graduate students and J-1 researchers, 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 2012?
- Did you spend more than 183 total days in New York state in 2012?
If you answered YES to BOTH of these questions, you are considered a resident for tax purposes in New York State. 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.