This is either a where-to-download question or a software question.
The federal tax forms can be filled out with free Foxit pdf software. One can easily save the basic data in an XML file and import it into the next year's form. Yay!
A couple of years ago New York made its fillable pdfs incompatible with anything but Adobe. I do not like Adobe and my computer and I are happier when it is not installed on my computer. For 2017 I can find a plain non-fillable pdf to download, but not for 2016. (I am late filing but it's not a disaster because they owe me, not the other way around.)
Where may I download a non-fillable set of NY forms? I'm looking for IT-201, IT-2 and IT-272 (tuition deduction).
Or, even better: is there a workaround to the incompatibility problem? Perhaps a browser extension?