In partnership with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, the campus is supporting free self-assisted tax returns to students, alumni, community members, and faculty/staff. This Facilitated Self-Assistance (FSA) Tax service allows you to file your New York state and federal taxes.
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, in-person FSA services throughout the state were suspended. In addition, New York State recently announced that they are extending the state filing deadline for personal income tax filings to July 15th to match the extended Federal due date.
In order to continue their support for tax filers during this uncertain time, the Department of Taxation and Finance developed tutorial videos to assist you to select the right software and file your return.
Getting started and to use the software,
Selecting the right software and creating an account,
Navigating the different sections of the return; and
Getting all the deductions and credits you qualify for.
The NYS Department of Taxation and Finance website also offers other resources and information which includes access to other free tax filing software options. Should you have any questions, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there an income limit for those who can file using this free service? For most individuals, no. There are no income limits for your 2019 gross income. However, Schedule C, Schedule D, and Schedule E filers are limited to $69,000 and investment income limited to $3,000 for 2019.
I don't know how to prepare my own taxes, is that a problem? No. Tax Department employees and volunteers will walk you through the income tax returns, step-by-step. It takes less than 90 minutes.
Is filing online safe? Yes, using this program is safe and secure to file your taxes.
Do I need an email address to file? Yes. If you don't have one (or can't remember your login information), create an email address before you attend your tax return preparation session. You can create an email address with Google, Yahoo, or AOL.
Who do I contact if I have questions or need more information? Please contact the Civic and Community Engagement Office at 716-878-3919, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Additional information can also be found at: https://www.tax.ny.gov/fsa/
Where are sessions located? All filings can now be done online.
What do I need to bring to my tax return preparation session? You'll need to bring:
An email account that you can access. Please bring your email address and password login information.
Basic knowledge of how to use a computer
Photo Identification (i.e. Driver’s license and/or Non-driver ID)
Copy of last year’s tax return or prior Federal adjusted gross income
W-2’s, 1099’s and other documents to complete the return
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