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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.

(Did you make more than $64,000 in 2016? If yes, you don’t qualify to use Free File software at no cost; however, you can still use the Free File software for a fee. See Other e-file options to learn more.)


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

  • your federal Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) was $33,000 or less; or
  • your federal AGI 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 (AGI) was between $13,000 and $64,000 regardless of age; or
  • your federal AGI was $64,000 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.


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

  • your federal Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) was $52,000 or less and you are age 56 or younger; or
  • your federal 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.


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

  • your federal Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) was less than $51,000 and your age was 17 through 60 as of December 31, 2016; or
  • your federal AGI was less than $64,000 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.)


 

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

  • your federal Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) was $64,000 or less and your age was 17 through 50 as of December 31, 2016; or
  • you qualify for the earned income tax credit (EITC).

You must access the H&R Block Free File website from this page, otherwise, you may be charged a fee.

Updated: January 27, 2017