I already did my my taxes this year and my tax prep fees were over $80, as they are every year for me. However, if you haven't done your taxes yet, there might be some options available to you in NY to prepare and e-file your taxes for freeonline. Here's what seems to be two of the general requirements amongst many of the tax software companies like even TurboTax and H&R Block:

  • Made < $66k AGI and were active duty military, -OR-
  • Eligible for the EIC

Each company also has other allowances if you make less than $66k and WEREN'T active duty, but you have to be of a certain age. If this strikes your fancy, read more at the NYS Tax Website.

Also, if you download the Credit Karma app, you can also file your taxes through them for free, no matter what you made last year.