For the New York tax payer, this does what no other book does, it parallels the answers and the data on federal and state taxes, column by column. There are general sections, where answers are given under clear cut headings (Who must file a return? How to report income, etc.) Under main headings (Taxable Income, Deductible income, etc.) the 's is alphabetically arranged, cross indexed. Special sections for traders and investors, for allens, for the armed forces. Ends with two sample returns.