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Department of Taxation and Finance

Appointments Available at Free Tax Assistance Sites in the Capital Region – Less than Two Weeks to File! If you earn under $60,000, e-file for free at these locations

For Release: Immediate,

For press inquiries only, contact: James Gazzale, 518-457-7377

With less than two weeks until the income tax deadline, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is encouraging Capital Region taxpayers to visit free tax preparation sites in the area. The sites listed below have timeslots available for eligible taxpayers.

Individuals and families earning $60,000 or less can file their state and federal income tax returns online at no cost at any of the sites. The Tax Department is making it easy for taxpayers to e-file their own federal and state income tax returns. Volunteers are onsite to answer questions and help guide taxpayers through the user-friendly software.  The software also helps to ensure that valuable income tax credits are not overlooked. 

Appointments are recommended but not required.

"We've had a tremendous response to our expanded tax assistance program this year, and these Capital Region sites still have appointments available," said Acting Commissioner Kenneth Adams.  "As an alternative to hiring a tax preparer, which can cost hundreds of dollars, eligible taxpayers can save money while learning how to complete their own taxes in the future."

This year, the Tax Department launched a dramatically expanded program of 80 free tax preparation sites statewide, up from 14 last year. 

For more information

Capital Region locations

 Capital Region locations


Centro Civico - Albany (Spanish)

Cohoes Public Library

Empire State Plaza

RCS Community Library (Ravena)

Rensselaerville Public Library

Watervliet Public Library

William K Stanford Town Library (Colonie)


Red Hook Public Library


Gloversville Public Library

Lexington Center (Johnstown)


Indian Lake Public Library

Lake Pleasant Public Library


Amsterdam Free Library


Rensselaer Public Library


Ballston Spa Public Library


Glenville Public Library

Rotterdam Public Library

Schenectady Public Library


Cobleskill Public Library

Middleburgh Library

Schoharie Free Library

Sharon Springs Free Library