For anyone who prepares NYS returns.

It appears that New York State will require driver license info on 2016 NYS tax returns that are e-filed. A message from a member of NYS DTF Office of Public Affairs

Thank you for reaching-out to me regarding this. The change to the software- making it mandatory to enter the driverís license or non-driverís license number was approved and published after my presentation. We are having discussions as to the best tool to get this information out to all preparers.