New Requirements for 2016 NYS Tax Return
Friday, January 6, 2017
In an effort to help protect your identity, New York State requires additional identification to be provided to e-file this year for both the taxpayer and his or her spouse.
Acceptable identification includes:
- driver’s license or
- state-issued ID number,
And must include:
- ID number,
- document number (see below),
- issue date,
- expiration date, and
- state of issue.
Omitting any of this information may delay return and refund processing. Please provide this information accordingly in your tax organizer or contact your Lumsden McCormick tax provider to send via our secure portal.
Most other states do not require this information to file your taxes but it could help expedite how quickly your return is processed. It will not affect your other state return's submission.
Sample photo documents provided by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles: