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Personal income tax up-to-date information for 2017 (Articles 22 and 30)

The following changes were not reflected on the forms for 2017 when they went to print.

If any of the following updates impact a tax form for which you are responsible for filing, and you have not yet filed such form, you must incorporate these updates when filing such form.

If you have already filed such form, and one of the following updates affects a calculation previously reported, you must file an amended form reflecting such update.

Select a tax form from the following list to identify the changes affecting that form. If a form is not listed, there have been no changes affecting that form.

Various forms - Filing status
IT-201-I, IT-203-I

  • Various forms - Filing status

    In general, when preparing a New York State income tax return, a taxpayer must use the same filing status that is used on their federal return. If a taxpayer did not have to file a federal return, they must use the same filing status that would have been used if they had filed.

    The IRS has changed the filing status Qualifying Widow(er) with dependent child  to Qualifying widower on federal income tax forms (for information on determining your federal filing status , see

    Therefore, when reading any New York State income tax forms or instructions, substitute Qualifying Widow(er) for Qualifying Widow(er) with dependent child.

  • IT-225-I

    See updated information regarding a New York deduction for student loans discharged due to death or disability. As a result of the new law, the Subtraction modifications chart beginning on page 16 is corrected to include:

    Subtraction Modification Chart
    Description Returns
    IT-201 IT-203 IT-204 IT-205
    S-134 Student loans discharged due to death or disability X X X
  • IT-201-I, IT-203-I

    On page 4 of the printed version of the paper form, the freefile logo was omitted from the E-file your return ad. It is correct on the web version of the forms listed above.

  • IT-203-I

    On the top of page 35 of the printed version of the paper form, the symbol  that designates the filing status for Married filing a joint return was omitted. It is correct on the web version of this form.

  • IT-601
    Line 3 should read as follows:

    3       Fifty percent limitation (multiply line 2 by 50% (.5); see instructions if claiming a credit carryforward from more than one entity)

    On the back add instructions for Line 3 as follows:

    Line 3 - For taxpayers who are claiming a wage tax credit carryforward from more than one entity on a return, the aggregate amount of all the wage tax credits used in the current year cannot exceed 50% of the current year’s tax. Multiply line 2 by 50% (.5). From this result, subtract any wage tax credits claimed for this year that you wish to apply prior to the credit claimed on this form and enter that result on line 3.