By automatic bank withdrawal
You may authorize the Tax Department to make an electronic funds withdrawal from your bank account either by completing line 83, or on our website. This payment option is not available if the funds for your payment would come from an account outside the U.S. (see Note on page 35).
File now/Pay later!
You must specify a future payment date up to and including April 15, 2019. If you file before April 15, money will not be withdrawn from your account before the date you specify. To avoid interest and penalties, you must authorize a withdrawal on or before the filing deadline. If you designate a weekend or a bank holiday, the payment will be withdrawn the next business day.
By check or money order
If you owe more than one dollar, include full payment with your return. Make check or money order payable in U.S. funds to New York State Income Tax and write the last four digits of your social security number and 2018 Income Tax on it. Do not send cash. You must submit Form IT-201-V if you are making a payment by check or money order. For additional information, see Form IT-201-V.
Fee for payments returned by banks
The law allows the Tax Department to charge a $50 fee when a check, money order, or electronic payment is returned by a bank for nonpayment. However, if an electronic payment is returned as a result of an error by the bank or the department, the department won’t charge the fee. If your payment is returned, we will send a separate bill for $50 for each return or other tax document associated with the returned payment.
By credit card
You can use your American Express®, Discover®/Novus®, MasterCard®, or Visa® credit card to pay the amount you owe on your New York State income tax return. You can pay your tax due by credit card through the Internet. You will be charged a convenience fee for each credit card payment you make to cover the cost of this service. You can make your payment by credit card regardless of how you file your income tax return. For returns filed before the due date, you can make credit card payments any time up to the due date.
For returns filed on or after the due date, you should make your credit card payment at the same time you file your return.
For additional information on the credit card payment program, go to our website.
You must have an Online Services account to make a payment by credit card. You will need the amount of the payment (line 80 of Form IT-201), the credit card number, and expiration date. Have a copy of your completed New York State income tax return available. You will be shown the amount of the convenience fee that you will be charged to cover the cost of this service. At that point you may elect to accept or cancel the credit card transaction. If you accept the credit card transaction you will be given a confirmation number. Keep this confirmation number as proof of payment.
Unable to pay?
To avoid interest and penalty charges, you must file and pay the amount due by April 15, 2020. If you cannot pay in full, you should file your return on time, and pay as much of the tax due as possible by automatic bank withdrawal, check, or money order. Also consider alternative payment methods such as a commercial or private loan or a credit card transaction to pay any remaining balance. You will be billed for any unpaid tax plus interest (see Amount you owe). Pay the bill immediately if you can; if you cannot, call the number provided on the bill to make other arrangements. If you fail to pay the amount due, New York State may file a tax warrant, seize your assets, and/or garnishee your wages to ensure payment.