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The Electronic New York State Tax Sourcebook

Beginning in 2008, the New York State Tax Sourcebook will be issued in an electronic format. Text and data contained in the report will be updated on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available. This new format will provide far more timely data for customers, as opposed to the old hard-copy format.

The new format will provide an opportunity to better archive data in the future as new material is added. For the convenience of the reader, the last hard-copy of the Sourcebook (April 2005 edition) will also continue to be available.

The Sourcebook provides a compilation of New York State tax facts and figures. Most of the information is presented in a tabular format for quick and easy reference. The publication will show changes in New York's tax structure as well as changes in other states' tax systems.

The organization of this Sourcebook is largely the same as in prior editions. The report includes a discussion and data showing how New York State taxes compare with those of other states. A description of the current structure major types of New York State and local taxes is also provided.

The Sourcebook includes New York State tax collections data reported by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, used to compare tax burdens in the 50 states. The most recent state tax collection data available are for state fiscal year (SFY) 2011-2012. Typically, state fiscal years run from July 1 through June 30, but in New York State the period is April 1 through March 31. In contrast, State and local tax collection data are available through fiscal year 2010-2011. Local fiscal years differ greatly in New York State and across the nation.

Readers desiring detailed and recent information on New York State tax collections are referred to the Office of Tax Policy Analysis' (OTPA) latest Statistical Report of New York State Tax Collections.

While OTPA has compiled the information contained in this book, it has not independently verified the data and calculations for information provided by other sources. Questions regarding information printed in the Sourcebook can be directed to the Office of Tax Policy Analysis at (518) 457-3187.

Various sections and statistical and other tabular displays contained in the Sourcebook may be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. To view and print pdf files, you need an installed copy of the Adobe Reader -- which is available for free. Statistical and other tabular displays contained in the Sourcebook can also be downloaded in Microsoft Excel xls format.

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