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Other e-file options

If your 2019 income is more than $69,000, you are not eligible to use Free File software to prepare and e-file your state return. However, you may be able to use free tax preparation software to prepare and e-file your basic federal and state income tax returns. There are no income limits for e-filing basic returns.

You can also e-file your returns using approved commercial software—which may include free options—or use a paid preparer.

Review free FSA filing options

Using your own computer, tablet, or mobile device, you may be able to use free tax preparation software to prepare and e-file your basic federal and state income tax returns. See Facilitated Self Assistance (FSA) program for details.

Use approved commercial software

Use an approved software provider to prepare and e-file your federal and state return together. The software you choose may include a free option; please read the eligibility requirements before you get started.

See E-file-approved commercial software for a list of software providers you can use.

Use a paid tax preparer to e-file

Most tax preparers are required to electronically file their clients' New York State tax returns. By law, preparers cannot charge you extra for electronically filing your New York State return.

See Tips for hiring a tax preparer for guidance.


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