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Prepare and file your income tax return with Free File!

If your 2019 income was $69,000 or less, you’re eligible to use Free File income tax software. It’s our no-cost way to easily complete and file your federal and New York State income tax returns online. For more information, see Free File your income tax return. To be sure you aren’t charged a fee, access the Free File software that’s right for you directly from our website.

Ready, set, file!

From start to finish, our resource center and your Individual Online Services account have everything you need for filing season—and they're open 24/7.

You can:

  • Verify your tax preparer and know your rights.
  • See if you qualify for free e-file software.
  • Check your estimated tax payment account.
  • Sign up for refund status alerts by email.
  • Respond to a letter from us.
  • Make a return payment.

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What's New

Income tax filing season opened January 27

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is now accepting and processing 2019 personal tax returns. 

Returns are due on or before Wednesday, April 15, 2020.


Paper carryout bag reduction fee

Effective March 1, 2020, the New York State Bag Waste Reduction Act authorizes counties and cities to impose a five-cent paper carryout bag reduction fee on paper carryout bags that sales tax vendors provide to customers.


Vapor products tax and registration

The Tax Department has issued new guidance on the supplemental sales tax on retail sales of vapor products. Registration for vapor products dealers is now available in Business Online Services accounts.


Featured in February

Sales tax due date for monthly filers

If you file monthly sales tax returns, your next return is due February 20, 2020.

2020 Tax Preparer Registration application is now available

If you have not completed the 2020 Registration Education Requirements, you’ll need to complete it them before you can register for 2020.

Learn about the Charitable Gifts Trust Fund

The FY 2019 Budget created a new Charitable Gifts Trust Fund in the joint custody of the New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance and the State Comptroller to accept donations for the purposes of improving health care and public education in New York State. If you're interested in making a contribution, review our guidance to learn more