Ways to File Taxes in NY and Get Returns Faster

By Joe Gullo

Published 02/26 2014 03:51PM

Updated 02/26 2014 04:17PM

ALBANY, N.Y. - The New York State Tax Department announced $1 billion in refunds for 1.1 million taxpayers. 

The department is also asking New Yorkers to take advantage of free e-filing for faster refunds.  

The average refund to date is $906. 

“Most New Yorkers are eligible for free e-filing options that result in fewer errors on returns and faster refunds,” said New York Tax Commissioner Thomas H. Mattox.  “Visit our Web site to learn more about the options available to you.”  

Those options include the following:
The department says the average refund for e-filers is issued in 22 days while refunds for paper filers can take 8 to 12 weeks.

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