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Free File your income tax return

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We've joined the Free File Alliance to offer you more options to e-file your New York State income tax return at no cost.

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I made $64,000 or less in 2016

Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Review the IRS guide How to get started and gather the documents and information you'll need to file.
  2. Check the qualifications (income, age, military experience, EITC eligibility, and so on) for each software provider to be sure you are eligible to use that product for free. 
  3. Select a product directly from this page—if you access the software elsewhere, it may not be free of charge.

 


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You qualify to use this software provider at no cost if:

  • your federal Adjusted Gross Income (FAGI) was $33,000 or less; or
  • your federal Adjusted Gross Income (FAGI) was $64,000 or less and you served as Active Duty Military (including Reservists and National Guard); or
  • you qualify for the earned income tax credit (EITC).

You must access the TurboTax Free File website from this page, otherwise, you may be charged a fee.


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You qualify to use this software provider at no cost, if:

  • your federal Adjusted Gross Income (FAGI) was between $13,000 and $64,000 regardless of age, or
  • you were Active Duty military with an FAGI of $64,000 or less.

You must access the OLT Free File website from this page, otherwise, you may be charged a fee.


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You qualify to use this software provider at no cost if:

  • your federal Adjusted Gross Income (FAGI) was $52,000 or less and you are age 56 or younger; or
  • your federal Adjusted Gross Income (FAGI) was $64,000 or less and you served as Active Duty Military (including Reservists and National Guard); or
  • you qualify for the earned income tax credit (EITC).

You must access the TaxAct Free File website from this page, otherwise, you may be charged a fee.


I made more than $64,000 in 2016

If your income was more than $64,000 in 2016, you don't qualify to use Free File software at no cost. You may still use the Free File software for a fee, or see Other e-file options to learn more.


Updated: January 13, 2017