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How do I file an amended New York state return?

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New York Amendment Guide on Credit Karma Tax

When do I need to file my NY amendment?

How do I file a New York Amended Individual Income Tax Return (Form IT-203-X)

What should I expect when filing a New York amended return?

NY Department of Revenue Contact Information

When do I need to file my NY amendment?

If you need to make any adjustments to your New York state return or if the changes in your federal return affected your state return, you may need to file an amended return.  You should file a New York amendment form within a period of 3 years since the original income tax filing, or within 2 years of the date when the income tax was paid to the state (whichever happens later).

How do I file an New York Amended Individual Income Tax Return (Form IT-203-X)?

Fill out the NY amendment section (form IT-203-X ) on Credit Karma Tax

You will need to print your amended return and an mail it to the NY Department of Revenue

  • If payment is included:

State Processing Center

PO Box 15555

Albany NY 12212-5555

  • If payment is not included:

State Processing Center

PO Box 61000

Albany NY 12261-0001

 

What should I expect when I file an amended return?

The state of New York has the following penalties and interest fees:

  • A late filing penalty of 5% of the tax due for each month the payment is late (this can't exceed 25% of the payment due). If your filing is late by more than 60 days then the total penalty is either $100 or the total amount due (whichever is lower). 
  • An incorrect tax calculation penalty of 10% or $2,000 (whichever is greater) of the difference between the tax reported and the actual tax due.
  • A negligent return penalty (for errors made without fraudulent intentions), the penalty is 5% of the difference between the reported tax and the actual tax due.
    • In addition, there is a 50% interest rate for any underpayment as a result of negligence. 
  • A fraudulent tax return penalty is double the difference between tax reported and actual tax due. 
  • Please note that the penalty for frivolous returns is as high as $5,000 on top of any other penalties.
  • The underpayment penalty is given when income tax payments are not equal to 90% of the income tax shown on your 2015 return.


NY Department of Revenue Contact Information:

You can contact the New York Department of Revenue at (518)457-5181
You can contact the New York Department of Revenue via their Contact Us page 

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