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The Tax Department has extended the due date for New York State personal income tax and corporation tax returns originally due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. See Tax Department response to COVID-19.

 

Good news!

We partner with 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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Am I eligible to Free File?

If your 2019 income is $69,000 or less—yes, using at least one of the software providers below!

If you earned more than $69,000 in 2019, see Other e-file options to learn about your electronic filing options.

Get ready!

For everything you'll need to choose the right software and prepare your return, see Get ready to e-file your income tax return. For additional tools, see Filing Season Resource Center for additional filing information.

Review eligibility criteria for each software provider before selecting a product.

The eligibility requirements for each software provider are 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!


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

  • your federal adjusted gross income (AGI) was between $14,000 and $69,000, regardless of age; or
  • your federal AGI was $69,000 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


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You qualify to use this software at no cost if:

  • your federal adjusted gross income (AGI) was $59,000 or less and you are age 56 or younger;
  • you qualify for the earned income tax credit (EITC); or
  • your federal AGI was $69,000 or less and you served as Active Duty Military (including Reservists and National Guard).

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


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

  • your federal adjusted gross income (AGI) was $36,000 or less; or
  • you qualify for the earned income tax credit (EITC); or
  • your federal AGI was $69,000 or less and you served as Active Duty Military (including Reservists and National Guard).

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


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 $69,000 or less and either:
    • your age was 17 through 51 as of December 31, 2019, 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


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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 $69,000 or less, and 
    • your age was 51 or younger as of December 31, 2019, or
    • you served as Active Duty Military (including Reservists and National Guard).

You must access the TaxSlayer 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 TaxSlayer


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

  • your federal adjusted gross income (AGI) was $36,000 or less; or
  • your federal AGI was $69,000 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

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