Looking for 2015 Tax Forms?

New York State tax forms and booklets are now available on the 7th floor of the New York State Library.  As you face the 7th floor Reference Desk, look to the right (beyond the large column) and you will see most of the New York State tax forms/booklets in the periodical displayer.  Several forms are on the table next to the periodical displayer.

Due to budget cuts in IRS funding, the IRS is not able to supply libraries with a full range of printed tax forms, instruction booklets and tax publications.  For 2015, only Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ and the corresponding instruction booklets will be available in print. 

Currently available at the NYS Library (as of February 5, 2016):

Federal Tax Form Form Instruction
1040 Yes Yes
1040A Yes No
1040EZ Yes Yes

If you have any questions, please call the Reference Desk at 518-474-5355.

You can also use Library computers to print copies of State and Federal tax forms from the State and Federal websites.  Fees for printing (25 cents per page) apply.

Changes for 2015 New York State taxpayers include:

  • Forms IT-2 is now required to report information from any Federal W-2 form.  Instead of attaching the Federal W-2 form to your NY return, you must now copy the required information from the W-2 form onto the new Form IT-2.
  • The NYS standard deduction and tax rate schedules have been adjusted to reflect the cost of living adjustment required under the Tax Law.
  • This year’s deadline to file personal State income tax returns is Monday, April 18, 2016.  This is because Washington, DC celebrated Emancipation Day on Friday, April 15, 2015 pushing the filing deadline to the following Monday.
  • Beginning this year, individuals who are subject to the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax (MCTMT) are required to report and pay their MCTMT on their personal income tax return Form IT-201 or Form IT-203.
  • NYS Department of Taxation and Finance web site address has changed to www.tax.ny.gov.external link
  • Most New Yorkers, of all income levels, can prepare and e-file their New York Tax returns directly at the Tax Department’s web site.  Eligibility requirements and information on how to use the Tax Department’s online service are available online at http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/efile/pit_webfile.htm.external link
  • Walk-in assistance and printed forms, instructions and publications are no longer available at the Tax & Finance Department’s offices, including district offices.
  • The Fax-on-Demand system for obtaining forms and instructions has been eliminated.
  • Toll-Free telephone numbers has been eliminated.  Go to the Get Help section of the www.tax.ny.govexternal link for a list of new telephone numbers.

Other changes for 2015, can be found on pages 3 -4 of the instructions for Form IT-201, or on the Income tax highlights for 2015external linkpage of the Tax Department’s website.external link

Changes for 2015 Federal taxpayers include:

  • Information reporting about health coverage.  If you or someone in your family had health coverage in 2015, the provider of that coverage is required to send you a Form 11095-A, 1095-B or 1095-C (with part III completed), that lists individuals in your family who were enrolled in the coverage and shows their months of coverage.  You can use this information to help complete line 61.   You don’t need to wait to receive these forms to file your return, though.
  • Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) account.  This is a new type of saving account for individuals with disabilities and their families.  For 2015, individuals can contribute up to $ 14,000.  Distributions are tax-free if used to pay the beneficiary’s qualified disability expenses.
  • This year’s deadline to file personal income tax returns is Monday, April 18, 2016.  This is because Washington, DC celebrated Emancipation Day on Friday, April 15, 2015 pushing the filing deadline to the following Monday.

For more information, go to the IRS web site.

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Last Updated: February 5, 2016