Tax Season 2016 Start Date
Today we have great news coming from the IRS. It’s official the IRS 2015 Tax Season will begin January , 2016. We have updated our 2015 IRS E-File Cycle Chart to reflect this. We have previously quote the 23rd, but the IRS decided to be generous and grant us three more days than we expected.
We will continue to track all IRS related changes, but for now. Go view our Tax Refund Schedule and get ready to file by Estimating your 2014 Tax Return with our 2015 Tax Refund Calculator.
Tax Season Opens As Planned Following Extenders Legislation
WASHINGTON — Following the passage of the extenders legislation, the Internal Revenue Service announced today it anticipates opening the 2015 filing season as scheduled in January.
The IRS will begin accepting tax returns electronically on Jan. 20. Paper tax returns will begin processing at the same time.
The decision follows Congress renewing a number of “extender” provisions of the tax law that expired at the end of 2013. These provisions were renewed by Congress through the end of 2014. The final legislation was signed into law Dec 19, 2014.
“We have reviewed the late tax law changes and determined there was nothing preventing us from continuing our updating and testing of our systems,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “Our employees will continue an aggressive schedule of testing and preparation of our systems during the next month to complete the final stages needed for the 2015 tax season.”
The IRS reminds taxpayers that filing electronically is the most accurate way to file a tax return and the fastest way to get a refund. There is no advantage to people filing tax returns on paper in early January instead of waiting for e-file to begin.