Gentlemen (& Ladies) Start Your Engines | January 27 Starts the Tax Return Season

Individual Tax Season Begins January 27, 2020

On January 6, 2020 through an official press release, the IRS, confirmed that the nation’s tax season will start for individual tax return filers on Monday, January 27, 2020, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2019 tax year returns.

Meme with meditating monkey saying The deadline to file 2019 tax returns and pay taxes owed is set for Wednesday, April 15, 2020. There are expected to be more than 150 million individual tax returns for the 2019 tax year, and most will come before the April tax deadline.

“As we enter the filing season, taxpayers should know that the dedicated workforce of the IRS stands ready to help,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “We encourage taxpayers to plan ahead and use the tools and information available on The IRS and the nation’s tax community are committed to making this another smooth filing season.”

The IRS set the January 27 opening date to ensure the security and readiness of key tax processing systems and to address the potential impact of recent tax legislation on 2019 tax returns.

“The IRS encourages everyone to consider filing electronically and choosing direct deposit,” Rettig said. “It’s fast, accurate and the best way to get your refund as quickly as possible.”

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