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85 % of New Yorkers to prepare state income taxes for free

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ALBANY, N.Y.—New this year, 85 percent of taxpayers will be able to e-file their state returns for free.

The Department is accepting e-filed income tax returns for the 2013 tax year through its website effective immediately.

Two options make it possible for free tax e-filing.

  1. Free State and Federal E-Filing: Two out of three New Yorkers can prepare and e-file their federal and state returns at no cost through an approved e-file software provider available from the Tax Department's website - www.tax.ny.gov.  The taxpayer's adjusted gross income in 2013 must be $58,000 or less.
  1. New this year - New York State Web File: Most New Yorkers - of all income levels - can prepare and e-file their New York State tax return directly at the Department's website.  Eligibility requirements are available online.

The filing deadline is April 15.

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