Tax Season Opens on January 24

IRS has announced that tax season will start on Monday, January 24, when it will begin accepting and processing individual 2021 tax year returns. The start date allows IRS time to perform programming and testing to ensure that IRS systems run smoothly, and eligible people can claim the proper amount of the Child Tax Credit and any remaining stimulus money as a Recovery Rebate Credit when they file their 2021 tax return.

The filing deadline to submit 2021 tax returns or an extension to file and pay tax owed is Monday, April 18, for most taxpayers. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Monday, October 17 to file. Read the full news release here.