To efficiently collect tax revenues in support of State services and programs while acting with integrity and fairness in the administration of the tax laws of New York State.
Our department administers more than 40 state and local taxes and fees, including more than $14 billion in local sales tax and $8 billion in local income tax. In regard to real property taxes, the department oversees the administration of more than $50 billion annually and works directly with nearly 1,000 local governments.
A key department focus is the balance of efforts to promote voluntary compliance - the cornerstone of New York State's system of taxation - with the duty to enforce New York's tax laws. More than 96 percent of the taxes collected are remitted voluntarily by taxpayers. The remaining 4 percent is a result of the department's enforcement programs - audit, collections, and criminal investigations.
Individual and business taxpayers; property owners, tax professionals, governments (local, state, and federal) researchers; and media.
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