New Yorkers with a federal adjusted gross income of $79,000 or less may be eligible for free tax filing this year. The New York State Tax Department is encouraging taxpayers to utilize the Free File software, available on their website. This service, provided in collaboration with private online tax preparers, allows qualifying individuals to file both federal and New York State returns at no cost.
The Tax Department’s website is a comprehensive resource, offering Free File information in various languages. In addition to the free filing option, the website guides taxpayers through the process of self-filing, highlighting available tax credits, methods for checking refund status, and tips for hiring professional tax preparers.
Taxpayers can start submitting their income tax returns starting Monday, with the New York State Tax Department and the IRS ready to process them. The deadline for filing returns and paying any due taxes, or requesting a filing extension, is April 15, 2024.
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