It's tax season again, and regardless of how the partial government shutdown might affect your federal tax return, New York is ready and able to handle your state taxes.
Tax officials say residents have really embraced electronic filing of taxes, with 92% of all returns e-filed in 2018. E-filing is safer, more accurate, and leads to quicker processing of your return - as well as any refund you might be receiving.
Also, households with income of $66,000 or less qualify to e-file their federal and state taxes for free! But those eligible can only get the free e-filing offer through a special link from the Department of Taxation and Finance website.