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Tax Season is Underway – NY Department of Taxation and Finance Offering Free Filings

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Tax season is now in full swing and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is urging New Yorker’s to take advantage and explore submitting their taxes using free software available from the Tax Department.

Taxpayers who meet income and other requirements could be eligible to file both their federal and state returns at no cost through private online preparers through the Tax Department. The Department of Taxation and Finance says thousands of residents take advantage of the program available and save hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.

“Too often, taxpayers who use commercial tax preparation software are surprised by charges for additional fees when completing their annual filing,” said Acting Commissioner Amanda Hiller. “For a truly free experience, go to the New York State Tax Department website where there are no added costs or hidden fees – ever – for those who qualify.”

Residents can learn more about Free File via the Department of Taxation and Finance website found HERE.

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