IRS Announces Tax Filing Season To Begin Jan. 23

January 12, 2023

The IRS recently announced that it will begin accepting and processing 2022 tax year returns on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023.

With the three previous tax seasons impacted by the pandemic, the IRS said it has taken additional steps for 2023 to improve service for taxpayers. As part of the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, the IRS has hired more than 5,000 new telephone assistors and added more in-person support staff.

The IRS said that the Jan. 23 start date for individual tax return filers allows the agency time to perform annual updates and readiness work that are critical to ensuring IRS systems run smoothly.

The filing deadline to submit 2022 tax returns or an extension to file and pay tax owed is Tuesday, April 18, 2023, for most taxpayers. By law, Washington, D.C., holidays impact tax deadlines for everyone in the same way as federal holidays. The due date is April 18, instead of April 15, because of the weekend and the District of Columbia's Emancipation Day holiday, which falls on Monday, April 17.

Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Monday, Oct. 16, 2023, to file.

TSCPA members can visit TSCPA’s Tax Practitioner Resources page for helpful links and information about this tax filing season, resources to use in marketing and client retention efforts, and more.