New York – Driver’s License/State-Issued ID Requirement

Beginning with the 2017 filing season (tax year 2016), New York State requires one of the following items to be included with all e-field NY state individual returns. (Joint tax returns require this information for both taxpayer and spouse.)

-New York State-issued driver’s license information or New York State-issued identification information and the document number from the ID.
-Driver’s license or identification issued by a state other than New York.
-Indication that the taxpayer or spouse does not possess any form of state-issued ID.

New York State individual returns without the appropriate identification information are not eligible for e-file and, per the e-file specifications provided by the state, will not be accepted for e-file.

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