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Department of Taxation and Finance

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

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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 Central New York 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 Central 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

Central Region locations




Your Home Public Library (Johnson City)


Auburn Library


Utica Public Library


Canton Woods Senior Center (Baldwinsville)

Cicero Public Library

Lafayette Public Library

Liverpool Public Library

Marcellus Free Library

Maxwell Memorial Library (Camillus)

Mundy Branch Library (Syracuse)

Northern Onondaga Public Library (Brewerton)

Skaneateles Library

Soule Branch Library (Syracuse)

Tully Library

Westcott Community Center (Syracuse)


Fulton Library