New for 2018

On January 10, 2017, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, in an effort to combat tax-related identity theft, has reported that taxpayers will be required to provide driver’s license numbers and the date of issuance and date of expiration when electronically filing their tax returns.  Taxpayers who do not have a driver’s license, but have a State Issued ID, should provide the Document Number from their State Issued ID. New York states that not providing the above-referenced information could result in a delay in refund processing. Taxpayers who do not have a driver’s license or State Issued ID do not need to provide any verification information. Please provide me with this information with your other tax paperwork. A photocopy of your license (and your spouse’s license) will smooth this transition.