The tax season will be here before you know it! Here in New York State, we know about taxes all too well. New York State has some of the heftiest taxes in the nation. However, there is at least some good news on the horizon.

Taxes can be tricky, to say the least. I can remember the days before computers and apps that helped us do taxes. My father would be in the kitchen for hours with a pencil, calculator and dozens of papers, trying to figure out his income tax filing.

Before you get too stressed out over the 2023 taxes, New York State made an announcement this week that could help save you time and money.

According to reports, Governor Hochul announced the state's partnership with Code For America on a first-of-its- kind system designed to make it easier for eligible New Yorkers to file and access tax benefits at no cost.

New York, Arizona, California, and Massachusetts will integrate state e-filing tools with the IRS' federal e-filing tool as part of a new pilot program beginning in 2024.

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