What is certain? the new york state department of taxation and finance (dtf) will collect the state's taxes. taxes administered by the department, totaling over $58 billion, include alcohol, cigarette and tobacco, corporate, estate, gasoline, income, property, sales, and withholding, among others. dtf drafts tax legislation and educates business and individual taxpayers; it also audits and prosecutes those who don't follow the rules. in addition to state taxes, the agency collects local sales tax, a surcharge for riding in cabs in new york city, personal income tax in the city, and delinquent child support payments. to save money, the state's office of real property services was merged into dtf in mid-2010.