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IRS: Tax Filing Season Begins January 29

Posted on January 10 2018 03:18 PM

Tax Returns Due April 17

Tax season will begin Monday, January 29, 2018, and the filing deadline to submit 2017 tax returns is Tuesday, April 17, 2018, according to an announcement by the IRS.

Although the IRS will begin accepting both electronic and paper tax returns on January 29, paper returns will begin processing later in mid-February. The IRS is strongly encouraging people to file their tax returns electronically for faster refunds. However, taxpayers who are using a tax software product for the first time will need their adjusted gross income from their 2016 tax return to file electronically. Using an electronic filing PIN is no longer an option.

According to the IRS, "Where’s My Refund?" remains the best way to check the status of a refund.

Click here to read the IRS announcement in its entirety.

For additional information on the tax responsibilities of employers, please visit our section on Employer Tax Laws.