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Why would I have to file my NY state tax by mail?

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Why would I have to file my NY state tax by mail?

When you file nonresident and part-year state returns, many cannot be e-filed. See When a tax return can't be e-filed no matter what you do 

If you filed the California return as full-year resident and NY as part-year, it gets a bit complicated allocating the income. So although NY asks you to e-file, you'll still need to mail that return since the software won't allow you to e-file it. 

You should be able to contact NY State Department of Taxation and Finance to request an exemption for not being able to e-file the return. You can find their contact information here

Per their website: "If you can't electronically file the return because it's not supported by your approved e-file software or it can't be filed on our website, then you aren't required to e-file it. If you have reasonable cause not to e-file, you must maintain adequate documentation.

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