Monday is the deadline to file federal and state taxes without late fee

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The deadline to file federal and state taxes without a late fee is midnight on Monday. Many New York residents can qualify to file their taxes online for free for Direct File and Free File. Here’s what to know:

Free File

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has a software called Free File on its website. Depending on your income and other criteria, you may be eligible to submit your federal and state returns for 2024 for free. If you don’t qualify for Free File, you can explore other online options here.

Direct File

New York State and the IRS are debuting a new program this tax season called Direct File. The program allows eligible residents to file their federal and state personal income tax returns for free. You may be eligible for Direct File if:

  • You were a resident of New York State for the whole tax year
  • You have a simpler return, such as income from wages only
  • You claim the standard deduction
  • You claim only the most common tax credits

According to the IRS, if you file your taxes late, you must pay a percentage of the taxes that you owe.