The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance ("DTF") files tax warrants in county clerks' offices throughout the state. Pursuant to section 6 of the Tax Law, DTF sends the Department of State a notice of the fact that such tax warrants have been filed. The Department of State maintains an electronic database of the tax warrant-related notices presented by DTF. These notices may be searched by taxpayer name, by taxpayer city, by county of tax warrant filing, or by any combination of the foregoing.
Please note that DTF first files a tax warrant in a county clerk's office, and then files a notice of such filing in this office. As a result, in most cases there will necessarily be some gap between the time of filing of the actual tax warrant in the county clerk's office and the time of filing of the notice of such filing in this office. Therefore, searchers are encouraged to search in the offices of the appropriate county clerk(s) to determine the most recent status of filing(s) against a given taxpayer.
Correspondence from us about your return or refund
If you received an inquiry letter and responded, it may take several months to get your refund to you. It takes more time to review a complicated return or one that has missing or inaccurate information. We process responses in the order received.
If your refund was denied and you now have the required documentation:
- Follow the mailing instructions on the letter or adjusted refund document and send us the requested documents.
- If your case has already been closed, we will reopen it.
- Your documentation will be reviewed, and we will make any needed changes to your case resolution.
- If you are entitled to an additional refund, we’ll issue you a separate check for that amount.