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Department of Taxation and Finance

Form NYC-208, Claim for New York City Enhanced Real Property Tax Credit

Can I e-file Form NYC-208?

Yes! You can prepare and e-file your credit claim with or without an income tax return.

Can I Free File Form NYC-208?

If your 2018 income is $66,000 or less—yes! 

You don't need to wait until filing season opens on January 28 to get started. If you need to prepare and e-file your credit claim:

  • with an income tax return, see Free File your income tax return for a complete list of software providers; or
  • without an income tax return, use a Free File software provider listed below.

For information about Free File, see Free File Alliance.

If you earned more than $66,000 in 2018, see Other e-file options to learn about your electronic filing options.

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OLT (online taxes) logo

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

  • your federal Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) was between $14,000 and $66,000, regardless of age; or
  • your federal AGI was $66,000 or less and you served as Active Duty Military (including Reservists and National Guard).

You must access the OLT Free File website from this page, otherwise, you may be charged a fee. (If you are charged a fee, stop and contact the vendor directly.)

Choose OLT


Free Tax USA (Tax Hawk) logo

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

  • your federal Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) was $35,000 or less; or
  • your federal AGI was $66,000 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 FreeTaxUSA Free File website from this page, otherwise, you may be charged a fee. (If you are charged a fee, stop and email FreeTaxUSA at support@freetaxusa.com.)

Choose FreeTaxUSA


Tax Act logo

You qualify to use this software at no cost if:

  • your federal Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) was $55,000 or less and you are age 56 or younger; or
  • your federal AGI was $66,000 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 Tax Act Free File website from this page, otherwise, you may be charged a fee. (If you are charged a fee, stop and contact the vendor directly.)

Choose TaxAct


Turbo Tax logo

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

  • your federal Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) was $34,000 or less; or
  • your federal AGI was $66,000 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. (If you are charged a fee, stop and contact the vendor directly.)

choose TurboTax


1040.com logo

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

  • your federal Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) was $60,000 or less and you were younger than age 52 as of December 31, 2018; or
  • your federal AGI was $66,000 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 1040.com Free File website from this page, otherwise, you may be charged a fee. (If you are charged a fee, stop and contact the vendor directly.)

Choose 1040.com


Not ready to file electronically?

Continue to Form NYC-208, Claim for New York City Enhanced Real Property Tax Credit (instructions).

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