Personal income tax up-to-date information for 2018 (Articles 22 and 30)

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The following changes were not reflected on the forms for 2018 when they went to print.

If any of the following updates impact a tax form that you are responsible for filing, and you have not yet filed such form, you must incorporate these updates when filing such form.

If you have already filed such form, and one of the following updates affects a calculation previously reported, you must file an amended form reflecting such update.

Select a tax form from the following list to identify the changes affecting that form. If a form is not listed, there have been no changes affecting that form.


IT-201, IT-203
IT-203-I
IT-205-I
IT-225-I
IT-196
IT-196-I
IT-203-X, IT-203-X-I


  • IT-225-ISee updated informationregarding a New York deduction for student loans discharged due to death or disability. As a result of the new law, the Subtraction modificationschart beginning on page 16 is corrected to include:The table below may contain content too wide for the screen. To view all of its content, please use the scrollbarat the bottom of the table, or scrollthe table itself if using a touch device.Subtraction Modification ChartModification 
    numberDescriptionReturnsIT-201IT-203IT-204IT-205S-134Student loans discharged due to death or disabilityXXX
  • IT-201, IT-203Form IT-201, line 77 should read as follows: 

    77        Amount overpaid 
    (if line 76 is more than line 62, subtract line 62 from line 76; see page 33)Form IT-203, line 67 should read as follows: 

    67        Amount overpaid 
    (if line 66 is more than line 59, subtract line 59 from line 66; see page 37)
  • IT-201-I, IT-203-IOn page 4 of the printed version of the paper form, the freefilelogo was omitted from the E-file your returnad. It is correct on the web version of the forms listed above.

    The NYS 529 college savings account Plan codechart in the instructions for Form IT-195, Allocation ofRefund, should read as follows:Plan code chart corrections Plan codeDescription552New York’s 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan553New York’s 529 Advisor Guided College Savings Program
  • IT-203-IForm IT-203-I, page 28, line 33 instructions should read as follows: 2. Use Form IT-196, New York Resident, Nonresident, and Part-Year Resident Itemized Deductions, and its instructions to compute your New York itemized deduction. Compare the Form IT-196, line 49 amount to your New York standard deduction amount from the standard deduction table. For greater tax savings, enter the larger of these amounts on line 33 and mark an in the appropriate box, Standard or Itemized.
  • IT-205-INote: See up-to-date information for 2018 Form IT-225-I, below, if you have any of these deductions:
    • IRC section 199A deduction;
    • deduction for foreign real property taxes;
    • deduction for taxes under IRC section 164 that was limited to $10,000; or
    • miscellaneous itemized deductions disallowed under IRC section 67(g).
  • IT-225-I

1. On page 5, above addition modification A-201, add the following:

A-120 IRC section 199A deduction

If an estate or trust was allowed a deduction under IRC section 199A in computing federal taxable income, then enter the amount of that deduction.

2. On page 13, above subtraction modification S-201, add the following:

S-138 State and local tax deduction other than state and local sales taxes and income taxes

If an estate or trust claimed a deduction for taxes under IRC section 164 that was limited to $10,000 as provided in IRC section 164(b)(6)(B), or that was denied under IRC section 164(b)(6)(A), then enter the amount of state and local taxes that the estate or trust was not able to deduct for federal income tax purposes because of such limitation or denial, other than state and local sales taxes and income taxes as described in Tax Law § 615(c)(1).

Note: In determining the makeup of the $10,000 of deduction claimed by the estate or trust under IRC section 164, it shall be presumed that the $10,000 first comprises the state and local income taxes (or sales taxes, if applicable) the estate or trust accrued or paid during the taxable year.

S-139 Miscellaneous itemized deductions

If an estate or trust had miscellaneous itemized deductions, as described in and limited by IRC section 67 (excluding the deductions described in section 67(e)), that the estate or trust was not able to deduct for federal income tax purposes due solely to IRC section 67(g), then enter the amount disallowed under IRC section 67(g).

3. Addition modifications chart beginning on page 15 is corrected to include:

Modification numberDescriptionReturns
IT-201IT-203IT-204IT-205
A-120IRC section 199A deductionX


4. Subtraction modifications chart beginning on page 16 is corrected to include:

Modification numberDescriptionReturns
IT-201IT-203IT-204IT-205
S-138State and local tax deduction other than state and local sales taxes and income taxes   X
S-139Miscellaneous itemized deductionsX
  • IT-196

    Form IT-196, lines 16, 17, and 18 should read as follows:

16        Gifts by cash or check (see instructions)

17        Other than by cash or check (see instructions)

18        Carryover from prior year (see instructions)

  • IT-196-I

1. On pages 3, 4, and 5, replace the entire Gifts to charity section with the following: 

Gifts to charity

Line 16

  • If you claimed an itemized deduction for gifts to charity by cash or check on your federal income tax return, enter the amount from federal Schedule A, line 11.

  • If you did not claim an itemized deduction for gifts to charity on your federal income tax return, compute the amount to enter on line 16 of Form IT-196 as if you had, using the 2018 instructions for federal Schedule A.

Line 17

  • If you claimed an itemized deduction for gifts to charity other than by cash or check on your federal income tax return, enter the amount from federal Schedule A, line 12.

  • If you did not claim an itemized deduction for gifts to charity on your federal income tax return, compute the amount to enter on line 17 of Form IT-196 as if you had, using the 2018 instructions for federal Schedule A.

Line 18

  • If you claimed an itemized deduction for gifts to charity on your federal income tax return and have a carryover from a prior year, enter the amount from federal Schedule A, line 13.

  • If you did not claim an itemized deduction for gifts to charity on your federal income tax return, compute the amount to enter on line 18 of Form IT-196 as if you had, using the 2018 instructions for federal Schedule A.




2. Form IT-196-I, page 17, line 24b for the Unreimbursed employee business expenses worksheet should read as follows:

Line 24b – If you leased a vehicle for a term of 30 days or more, you may have to reduce your deduction for vehicle lease payments by an amount called the inclusion amount.

For tax years beginning in 2018, all vehicles are subject to a single inclusion amount threshold for passenger automobiles leased and put into service in 2018.

You may have an inclusion amount for a passenger automobile if:
the lease term began in:and the vehicle’s fair market value on the first day of the lease exceeded:
2018$50,000

For tax years prior to 2018, see inclusion tables below.

You may have an inclusion amount for a passenger automobile if:
the lease term began in:and the vehicle’s fair market value on the first day of the lease exceeded:
2014, 2015, 2016, or 2017$19,000
You may have an inclusion amount for a truck or van if:
the lease term began in:and the vehicle’s fair market value on the first day of the lease exceeded:
2014, 2015, 2016, or 2017$19,500

See the 2018 IRS Publication 463, Travel, Gift, and Car Expenses, to determine your inclusion amount.

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