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Tax Appeals

FOIL Requests

Submit a request using the Open FOIL NY online request form:

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Requests may be made through the following avenues:

FOIL requests
Jean A. McDonnell
Records Access Officer
NYS Division of Tax Appeals
Agency Building 1
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223
Timothy J. Alston
Records Appeals Officer
NYS Division of Tax Appeals
Agency Building 1
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223


Fax: (518) 271-0886

In Person:

Upon appointment, public records maintained by the Division of Tax Appeals are available for inspection or copying as follows:

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Agency Building 1
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12223

Please do not include confidential information (eg., social security numbers) in any email requests.  We will contact you if we need further information.

If you have any further questions, contact us at 518-266-3000 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  No FOIL requests will be accepted over the phone.

Subject Matter List of Division of Tax Appeals Records (Updated April 11, 2018):

Please note, there may be exceptions to availability pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law and confidentiality provisions of the Tax Law.

General Administrative Records, including Personnel Records, Payroll Records and Finance Records
Affirmative Action Plan
Annual Reports
Archive Retention Schedules
Case Files for Pending (Confidential Taxpayer) Matters
Case Tracking System for Pending and Closed (Confidential Taxpayer) Matters
Decisions and Determinations of State Tax Commission, Presiding Officers, Administrative Law Judges, and Tax Appeals Tribunal
Departmental Directives, Policies, Notifications
Employee Union Procedures, Forms, and Roster Information
FOIL Requests, Responses and Appeals
General Correspondence
Internal Control Policy
Internal Work Assignment Records, Tracking Records, and Inventories
Information Technology Services Plans and Records
Legislative and Regulatory Documents
Mailing Documents for all Administrative Law Judge and Small Claims Determinations and Tribunal Decisions
Monthly Dockets of Adjudicatory Activity
Organizational Charts/Floor Plans
Personal Privacy Protection Law Requests, Responses and Appeals
Rules and Regulations
Training and Instructional Manuals/Materials
Transcripts of Administrative Hearings and Oral Arguments and Recordings of Small Claims Proceedings


Committee on Open Government: