- Have your tax return prepared by certified volunteers. Taxpayers with incomes under $52,000 are eligible to have an IRS-certified volunteer prepare their return at no cost. Visit the IRS' website for more information.
- Visit an AARP Tax Aide free location. The AARP has 300+ free tax preparation tax sites in New York that do not have income or age limits. Find sites near you.
- Visit the New York State Tax Department website to access free tax preparation software. If your income is less than $58,000, you're eligible to have your federal and state return prepared using free software.
- File your state return directly with the tax department. Anyone who has already filed their federal return or who only need to file a state return can file directly with the department on their website.
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