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Department of Taxation and Finance

Income tax filing season is in full swing!

If you haven't already, get started on your personal income tax return today. The due date is April 15.

Use your computer, tablet, or mobile device to prepare and e-file your return whenever and wherever you want. Combine e-file with direct deposit to receive your refund faster.

To find resources to file your income tax returns:

See Resource Center

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Income tax season resources

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You may be eligible to Free File your 2023 tax returns!

Depending on your income and other criteria, you may be eligible to use Free File software to e-file your federal and state income tax returns—at no cost.

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Have you heard about the Direct File pilot program?

The Direct File pilot program is currently open to New Yorkers reporting certain types of income and claiming certain credits and adjustments.

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Not eligible for Free File or Direct File?

If you are not eligible for Free File or Direct File, you can still e-file your return. You may even qualify for other free options to prepare and e-file your basic federal and state income tax returns.

Featured Resources

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Choose an online service

We offer a number of online services to fit your busy lifestyle. Check your payment balance, file a return, make a payment, or respond to a department notice—anywhere, anytime.


Learn about STAR benefits for homeowners

If you've recently bought a home, or never applied for the STAR benefit on your current home, you should investigate the STAR options available to you. You may save hundreds each year!

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Use Sales Tax Web File

Log in to your Business Online Services account to Web File your sales tax returns. With Web File, you can schedule payments in advance, save your bank account information for future use, and update your business information.

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Respond to a department notice

If you receive a bill or notice, respond online. It's the easiest, fastest way. We'll walk you through the process.

Note: If your refund status says we sent you a letter requesting additional information, see Respond to a letter for more information and to review our checklists of acceptable proof.

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Watch demos and videos

Need help Web Filing your return? Looking for an overview of credits, e-filing, or contesting your property assessment? Check out our demos and videos. We may be able to walk you through the filing process with a video demonstration, or get you up to speed with our educational videos for income, property, and business taxes.

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Looking for income tax forms and instructions?

We've posted forms and instructions for tax year 2023. Review and print them directly from our website, or order them using our automated phone line. (For all your options, see How to get forms and instructions.)

For a faster, easier way to file, try e-filing your return. Depending on your income, you may be eligible to use Free File software to e-file both your federal and state returns—at no cost.

What's New

Taxpayer Assistance Program (TAP) for 2023

If your 2023 federal adjusted gross income (FAGI) was $79,000 or less, you qualify to receive free tax assistance from the Tax Department. We can help you prepare and e-file your 2023 federal and state income tax returns in person or virtually.

Learn about TAP

Direct File pilot program

New York State and the IRS have developed an exciting new program that allows eligible New Yorkers to e-file their federal and state personal income tax returns for free.

The Direct File pilot program is currently open to New Yorkers reporting certain types of income and claiming certain credits and adjustments. For more information:

See Direct File

Tax facts

Tax facts reports the Tax Department’s latest tax information and trends. For information about revenue collections, tax filers, migration, and more:

See Tax facts

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