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Other e-file options

If you are not eligible to use Free File software, you can still e-file your return. You may even qualify for other free options to prepare and e-file your basic federal and state income tax returns.

Use other free options

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MilTax: Tax services for the military

Members of the military community may also consider using MilTax from Military OneSource and the Department of Defense. MilTax free tax services include tax prep and e-filing software (no income limitations!) and personalized support that address the realities of military life – deployments, combat and training pay, housing and rentals, multistate filings, and more.

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Taxpayer Assistance Program (TAP)

If your federal adjusted gross income (FAGI) was $79,000 or less, you qualify to receive free tax assistance from the department. We'll help you use safe and free online tax software to electronically prepare and file your 2023 federal and state income tax returns at no cost. It’s quick and easy!

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly

The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.

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.

Note: Some software is available in Spanish. Look for Disponible en español after the product name.

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 Consumer Bill of Rights Regarding Tax Preparers for guidance.

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