New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
Department of Taxation and Finance headquarters in Albany
|Formed||January 1, 1927|
|Key document||Tax Law|
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) is the department of the New York state government responsible for taxation and revenue, including handling all tax forms and publications, and dispersing tax revenue to other agencies and counties within New York State. The Department also has a law enforcement division, the New York State Office of Tax Enforcement.
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.
- Tax Law § 170. "1. The existing department of taxation and finance and its present functions are continued. The head of the department of taxation and finance shall be the commissioner of taxation and finance [...]"