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One week to file your tax return! Find out if you qualify for Free File


Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm

Deadline to file your personal income tax return and pay any tax owed is April 18

By the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded New Yorkers and others who may need to file a personal income tax return that the deadline to file and pay any taxes owed is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Tuesday, April 18.

Complete this annual obligation by taking advantage of free resources available on the Tax Department website, www.tax.ny.gov.

“We want to provide the most convenient and efficient filing experience possible,” said New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Acting Commissioner Amanda Hiller. “The resources available at www.tax.ny.gov can help taxpayers quickly and easily meet their filing obligations and receive any refunds they’re owed.”

Prepare and file your income tax returns for free:

Taxpayers with income of $73,000 or less in 2022 may qualify to file their federal and New York state income tax returns for free through the Tax Department website using Free File. It’s easy, fast and secure.

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

Need assistance?

If you need filing assistance, free help is available. If your federal adjusted gross income in 2022 was $73,000 or less, Tax Department representatives can guide you through the free tax preparation software to help you electronically prepare and file your 2022 federal and state income tax returns at no cost.

To register for an in-person or virtual session, see our Taxpayer Assistance Program.

Direct deposit your tax refund

By choosing direct deposit for your tax refund, you'll reduce the risk of a lost or stolen paper check and receive your refund up to two weeks sooner than having it mailed.

Check your refund status

Taxpayers can also quickly view the status of their New York state tax refund anytime by using the Check Your Refund application on the Tax Department website at www.tax.ny.gov/pit/file/refund.htm.

It’s the fastest and most convenient way to know when to expect your refund. Check Your Refund provides the same information available to Tax Department phone representatives – only without the wait!

Get your questions answered

The most efficient way to obtain filing guidance and information, including answers to common questions, is to visit the Tax Department’s website, www.tax.ny.gov, and our Filing season resource center. The online resources available can help you electronically prepare and file an accurate return on time – without the wait.

Call center representatives are also available to answer questions from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 518-457-5181 on weekdays.

Need more time to file?

You can obtain an automatic extension of time to file if you’re unable to file a completed income tax return by the April 18 deadline. An extension will provide more time to prepare and file your return, but not more time to pay any tax owed. You must make full payment of the properly estimated tax balance owed when requesting an extension of time to file.

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