IRS Announces 2024 Tax Filing Season To Begin Jan. 29

January 8, 2024

The IRS recently announced that it will begin accepting and processing 2023 tax year returns on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024.

The IRS said it will continue to build off the success of the 2023 tax season that saw significant improvements following passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. The agency will continue to focus on improving services to taxpayers.

Some of the new and expanded tools and resources include:

  • Expanded in-person service by opening or reopening Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs). The IRS will also offer extended hours at many TACs nationwide.
  • Increased help available on the toll-free line and an expanded customer call back feature designed to significantly reduce wait times.
  • Improvements to the Where's My Refund? tool, which is the IRS' most widely used taxpayer service tool. Taxpayers will see clearer and more detailed updates, including whether the IRS needs them to respond to a letter requesting additional information. The updates will also ensure Where's My Refund? works seamlessly on mobile devices.
  • Enhanced paperless processing that will enable taxpayers to submit all correspondence, non-tax forms and responses to notices digitally as well as e-File 20 additional tax forms.
  • An enhanced IRS Individual Online Account that includes chat, the option to schedule and cancel future payments, revise payment plans, and validate and save bank accounts.
  • A pilot tax filing service called Direct File that gives eligible taxpayers a new choice to file their 2023 federal tax returns online for free directly with the IRS. It will be rolled out in phases and is expected to be widely available in mid-March. Learn more about Direct File pilot eligibility, scope and the participating states at Direct File.

For most taxpayers, the deadline to file their personal federal tax return, pay any tax owed or request an extension to file is Monday, April 15, 2024.

Taxpayers living in Maine or Massachusetts have until April 17, 2024, due to the Patriot's Day and Emancipation Day holidays. If a taxpayer resides in a federally declared disaster area, they also may have additional time 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.