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Register for taxicab and hail vehicle trip tax

You must register as a taxicab and hail vehicle trip tax filer with the Tax Department before you can Web File and pay your trip tax.
 
To register, call us at 518-457-5735. Free interpretation services are available to you.
Register

 

If you are: have the following information when you call:

an agent

  • your federal EIN or New York State tax ID (if you have one),
  • your business name, and
  • your agent ID number (for example, A1234).
a medallion owner
  • your federal EIN or New York State tax ID (if you have one),
  • your business name,
  • your medallion number,
  • the date your medallion was purchased or transferred, and
  • your agent's name and agent ID number (if you have one).
a hail base station
  • your federal EIN or New York State taxpayer ID (if you have one),
  • the hail base station name,
  • the base station ID/B number (for example, B12345),
  • the hail license numbers you file for, and
  • the date that each hail license number became affiliated with the base station.

Note: If you are a hail vehicle owner, you do not have to register with the Tax Department as a taxicab and hail vehicle trip tax filer.

After you register

Once you register with the Tax Department, you can file your trip tax return through Taxicab Web File. Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind before you get started:

Tip 1:    If you have multiple medallions, verify you pay for the correct one. Review your report provided by your taximeter provider.

Tip 2:    Print your filing confirmation for your records. We will also email confirmation directly to your Online Services account.

Tip 3:    Pay on time to avoid penalty and interest (or possible disciplinary action by TLC).

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