Other e-file options
Electronic filing for income tax is closed; you cannot submit e-filed income tax returns until the new filing season opens January 28, 2019.
When the season opens, you will be able to e-file for tax years 2016, 2017, and 2018.
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.
- Free File
- Income tax credits
- Recordkeeping for individuals
- Enhanced Form IT-201, Resident Income Tax Return