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Other e-file options

If your 2018 income is more than $66,000, you won't be eligible to use Free File software to prepare and e-file your state return. However, you can purchase approved commercial software (or use a paid preparer) to prepare and e-file your state return.

Note: You will still be able to e-file your federal return for free. Visit the IRS at Do your Federal Taxes for Free to learn more.

Purchase approved commercial software

Use an approved software provider to prepare and e-file your federal and state return together. 

See Approved commercial software providers for a list of e-file software providers you can use.

Use a paid tax preparer to e-file

Most tax preparers are required to electronically file their clients' New York State tax returns. By law, preparers cannot charge you extra for electronically filing your New York State return.

See Tips for hiring a tax preparer for guidance about choosing your preparer.


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