IRS Confirms Tax Filing Season to Begin Jan. 28
The IRS has confirmed it will process tax returns beginning Jan. 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled.
As in past years, the IRS will begin accepting and processing individual tax returns once the filing season begins. For taxpayers who usually file early in the year and have all of the needed documentation, there is no need to wait to file. The filing deadline to submit 2018 tax returns is Monday, April 15, 2019 for most taxpayers.
Software companies and tax professionals will be accepting and preparing tax returns before Jan. 28 and then will submit the returns when the IRS systems open later this month. The IRS strongly encourages people to file their tax returns electronically to minimize errors and for faster refunds.
Additional details for the IRS filing season will be included in an updated FY2019 Lapsed Appropriations Contingency Plan to be released publicly in the coming days.