When you file your New York tax return this year, there will be one extra step you need to take when you submit it.

You will have to include a copy of your New York Driver's License with your return! According to News 10, this measure is being taken as an extra step to verify the right people are getting tax refunds.

As much as I do not like the notion of sending a copy of my license, this is actually a good idea. I know too many people who have had false returns filed under their names and social security numbers. Imagine the headaches and paperwork it takes to get out of a situation like this. it would take a lot of time and effort to rectify a situation like this!

Now if you do not have a license, the News 10 story says you can submit a state issued ID in it's place. Now get those tax returns done so you don't need to worry about it any more! :)

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