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Free File your income tax return

Good news for 2019!

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

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Am I eligible to Free File?

If your 2018 income is $66,000 or less—yes, using at least one of the software providers below!

You don't need to wait until filing season opens on January 28 to get started; use any of the software providers listed below to Free File.

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

Note: The criteria for each software provider is different. If you do not meet the criteria for the software provider you choose, the software provider may charge you a fee. Please read the qualifying criteria carefully before you get started.

Remember, no matter which option is right for you, e-file is always the fastest, easiest, safest choice!


 

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

 


FreeTaxUSA software 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

 


TaxAct software 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

 



H&R Block Free File logo

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

  • you qualify for the earned income tax credit (EITC); or
  • your federal Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) was $66,000 or less and either:
    • your age was 17 through 51 as of December 31, 2018, or
    • you served as Active Duty Military (including Reservists and National Guard).

You must access the H&R Block 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 H&R BLOCK

 


 

Intuit turbotax software 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 software 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

 


 

ezTaxReturn.com software logo

You qualify to use this software provider at no cost if you qualify for the earned income tax credit (EITC).

You must access the eztaxreturn.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 EZTAXRETURN

 


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