New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
The Department of Taxation and Finance is the State's taxation and revenue agency, and its responsibilities include handling all tax forms and publications. The NYSDTF is also in charge of 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.