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.
- 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.
- 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.