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Mon, Mar 27th 2023 11:20 am

NYS Tax Department offers free tax filing software online

Submitted by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded taxpayers that Free File software options – available at www.tax.ny.gov/pit/efile – can make filing federal and state income tax returns fast and free for qualifying New Yorkers.

The Tax Department partners with the Free File Alliance to save eligible taxpayers the cost of buying tax software or hiring a tax preparer. You may be eligible for Free File if:

•Your federal adjusted gross income (AGI) for 2022 was $41,000 or less, regardless of your age; or

•You are 57 years old or younger with a federal adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less; or

•Your federal adjusted gross income was $73,000 or less and you served as active-duty military (including as a reservist and or member of the National Guard).

“Many New Yorkers are eligible to electronically prepare and file their taxes online using brand-name software through Free File,” said New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Acting Commissioner Amanda Hiller. “As the April 18 tax filing deadline approaches, we encourage eligible taxpayers to take advantage of this free software to quickly and easily e-file their tax returns.”

To ensure you're not charged a fee, you must access Free File through the Tax Department’s website to complete your return.

Information about Free File is available in multiple languages: Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Bengali | Haitian | Creole | Korean | Yiddish | Italian | Arabic | Polish

If you do not qualify to use one of New York’s Free File software providers, you still have choices. See Other e-file options on the Tax Department website to learn more.

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