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Department of Taxation and Finance

NYS Tax Commissioner: Nearly 74,000 Oneida County Taxpayers Can Save Money by Filing Their Income Taxes for Free at User-friendly software guides taxpayers through federal and state filing process

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

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today encouraged the nearly 74,000 eligible taxpayers in Oneida County to file both their federal and state tax returns for free from the Tax Department’s website:

“Nearly 74,000 taxpayers in Oneida County are eligible to prepare and file their returns for free,” said New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Jerry Boone. “Yet most taxpayers hire a tax preparer or purchase tax software. We encourage Oneida County residents with income under $62,000 to take advantage of our free, easy, and secure filing options.”

File online or at a free tax assistance site

The Tax Department’s "e-file for free" initiative allows taxpayers with federal adjusted gross income under $62,000 to save the cost of hiring a preparer by filing both their federal and state income tax returns at no cost. User-friendly software available on the Tax Department website walks the taxpayer through the simple filing process one step at a time.

Taxpayers can only be sure that they won’t be charged unexpected fees if they use the software options available from our website.

Oneida County taxpayers with incomes under $62,000 are also eligible to visit either of these two free tax assistance sites in the area:

  •  Education Opportunity Center
  • 524 Elizabeth Street, Utica 13501


  • Jervis Public Library
  • 613 North Washington Street, Rome 13440

Tax Department volunteers are available to answer questions as taxpayers use the same straightforward software available on the department’s website. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are accepted at many locations on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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