The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today announced the availability of a new search tool on its website to ease access to information about open tax warrants.
By making this already public information more easily accessible, news media, researchers, and others who may be interested now have more efficient access to the latest balances owed by tax debtors.
“We are continually striving to enhance the way in which we interact with taxpayers, the news media, and all New Yorkers,” said Acting Commissioner Amanda Hiller. “This new search tool, which can be used by anyone at any time to access public information, is another step in our effort to improve the taxpayer experience.”
The New York State Tax Warrants search tool is available 24/7 and doesn’t require a log-in or account to access. It’s updated regularly to provide current warrant balances, which was previously unavailable online and could only be obtained through an official request to the Tax Department Public Information Office.
This new search feature provides access to data on open tax warrants only. When a tax debt is paid in full, the warrant is satisfied and no longer accessible using the search tool. For information on a satisfied warrant, visit the New York State Department of State’s Tax Warrant Notice System.
The Tax Department files a tax warrant with the appropriate county clerk and the NYS Department of State when a taxpayer with fixed and final tax debt fails to resolve it.
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