New York State issues tough e-File mandate for both taxpayers & tax return preparers!
For tax year 2009, New York State has issued individual & partnership e-file mandate for tax return preparers! According to the New York State Department of Taxation & Finance, "the income tax mandate for tax return preparers now includes partnership returns and partnership extensions in addition to income tax returns and extensions for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2008."
The mandate requires that "tax preparers must e-file all individual income tax and partnership returns and extensions beginning on January 1, 2009, if you were subject to the mandate in a prior year, or if you:
-prepared more than 100 combined original individual or partnership returns for tax year 2007 in calendar year 2008, and
-use tax software to prepare one or more New York State individual and/or partnership returns for tax year 2008 in calendar year 2009."