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    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. Use the tax software which we purchase every year to help you file the U.S. federal tax forms which is NOW available through our website.

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    Need an extension of the tax deadline? Check here:

    FIRST: Am I a resident or non-resident for New York State tax purposes?

    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: Do I need to file NYS forms at all?

    You are required to file a New York State tax return if:

    1. New York State taxes were withheld from your income in 2014 and you want a refund, OR
    2. You are a NY State NON-resident for tax purposes and you received more than $7,800 in 2014 from a US source, AND some of that is from a New York source, OR
    3. You are a New York State RESIDENT for tax purposes and you received more than $4000 in 2014 from a US source, AND some of that is from a New York source.

    If the above do not apply to you, you are not required to file a New York State tax return!

    THIRD: 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: