Taxation and Finance, Department of

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All amounts are in dollars
Category Available
Change From
State Operations 471,227,000 485,680,000 14,453,000 0
Total 471,227,000 485,680,000 14,453,000 0

Full-Time Equivalent Positions (FTE)
Program 2008-09
Estimated FTEs
Estimated FTEs
FTE Change
Audit, Collection and Enforcement
    General Fund 2,541 2,841 300
Centralized Operations Support
    General Fund 122 122 0
Office of Conciliation and Mediation
    General Fund 25 25 0
Management, Administration and Counsel
    General Fund 253 253 0
Revenue Processing and Reconciliation
    General Fund 584 584 0
    Special Revenue Funds - Other 731 731 0
Tax Policy, Revenue Accounting and Taxpayer Guidance
    General Fund 176 176 0
Technology and Information Services
    General Fund 560 560 0
Treasury Management
    Special Revenue Funds - Other 44 44 0
Total 5,036 5,336 300

Note: Most recent estimates as of 12/16/08.


The Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF) collects tax revenue and provides associated services in support of government operations in New York State. In fulfilling its responsibilities, the Department collects and accounts for almost $60 billion in State taxes and $40 billion in local taxes; administers 35 State and 7 local taxes, including New York City and City of Yonkers income taxes; and processes approximately 27 million returns, registrations, and associated documents. The Department also manages the State Treasury, which provides investment and cash management services to various State agencies, and administers the State’s Middle Class STAR Property Tax Rebate Program.

Budget Highlights

The Executive Budget recommends $485.7 million All Funds ($349.6 million General Fund; $136.1 million Other Funds) for the Department of Taxation and Finance. This is an increase of $14.5 million All Funds ($14.2 million General Fund, $.3 million Other Funds) from the 2008-09 budget. This net change primarily reflects additional costs associated with staffing increases offset by reductions in nonpersonal services.

The Executive Budget recommends a staffing level of 5,336 FTEs for the Department of Taxation and Finance, an increase of 300 FTEs from the 2008-09 budget. These additional staff positions will be assigned to the Department’s Audit, Collection, and Enforcement program to supplement the Department’s ongoing efforts efforts to achieve full voluntary taxpayer compliance. The Executive Budget proposes legislation that will establish service fees for returned checks, the establishment of installment payment plans for tax liabilities, the processing of paper tax returns filed with the Department and a tax preparers registration fee.

2009-10 Executive Budget — Agency Presentation
Taxation and Finance, Department of (PDF)