Tax season will begin on Monday, January 27, 2020.
- Many software companies and tax professionals will be accepting tax returns before the start of tax season and will then submit the returns when IRS systems open. Taxpayers can visit IRS.Gov/GetReady for more tips on preparing to file their 2019 tax return.
- The IRS strongly encourages people to file their tax returns electronically for faster refunds. 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. They should file when they are ready to submit a complete and accurate tax return.
The filing deadline to submit 2019 tax returns is Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
Important note from the IRS: The IRS reminds taxpayers that, by law, the IRS cannot issue refunds claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) before mid-February. While the IRS will process those returns when received, it cannot issue related refunds before mid-February.