Last year the IRS says more than 183,000 New Yorkers used Free File to prepare their tax returns.
To help taxpayers get a jump on their returns this year, the IRS is announcing 14 companies that offer Free File are available beginning today.

The Free File companies will still hold your return until January 31, when the IRS begins accepting returns.

The IRS says the fastest way to get your refund is by using the IRS Free File with the combination of the direct deposit option.

Free File software is available now to more than 100 million individuals and families that earn $58,000 or less, which is about 70% of taxpayers.

You can choose a Free File service at the IRS website.

Watch the IRS YouTube video all about Free File below: