New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) is a core agency of the US state of New York. It is headquartered in Building 8/8A at the W. Averell Harriman State Office Building Campus in Albany.
The NYSDTF has strict organizational rules set up by the state's Public Officer Law. In addition to obeying the Public Officer Law, every current employee of the tax department must have their taxes filed and paid otherwise employment will be terminated. Public Officer laws are a set of guidelines which were created for all public employees (state employees) to follow.
The tax department was formally created on January 1, 1927 but the first signs of the department reared their head in 1859. The original intent was to find a way (mathematical formula) to distribute tax revenue to individual counties in New York State.