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Department of Taxation and Finance

Free tax return preparation assistance

Made $55,000 or less in 2018?

If your income was $55,000 or less in 2018, you're eligible to have an IRS-certified volunteer prepare your income tax returns at no cost. There are Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites across New York State. More information, including a site lookup by ZIP code, is available on the IRS website.

Find a VITA site

Made $66,000 or less in 2018?

If your income was $66,000 or less in 2018, you can visit one of our Facilitated Self Assistance (FSA) sites to prepare and electronically file your federal and state returns with the assistance of Tax Department employees—for free!

Find an FSA site