Tax Prep & Planning

When Is The IRS Accepting Returns This Year?

Around late January, taxpayers start wondering “when is the IRS accepting returns this year?” In fact, most people are not sure exactly when they can file their taxes. We have your answer here.

The IRS recently confirmed it will begin processing tax returns on Jan. 28, 2019 and will issue refunds as scheduled, despite the government shutdown.

“We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their commitment to the taxpayers during this period,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig.

As in past years, the IRS will begin accepting and processing individual tax returns once the filing season begins.

For taxpayers who usually file their taxes early in the year and have all of the needed documentation, there is no need to wait. At Block Advisors, we’ll work with you to make sure you’re fully prepared for your appointment. Your tax advisor will help you with the documentation collection process to make the most of your time with us.

What is the Filing Deadline?

The filing deadline to submit 2018 tax returns is Monday, April 15, 2019 for most taxpayers. Maine and Massachusetts residents have until April 17, 2019 to file their tax returns.

Tax professionals at Block Advisors can start preparing tax returns before Jan. 28 and then submit returns when the IRS e-file system opens.

When Will You Get Your Refund?

Similar to previous years, tax return processing begins late-January of 2019. Around 90% of refunds are issued within 21 days of when the return was received, according to the IRS. Refunds that include the EITC or the additional Child Tax Credit can’t be processed before February 15, 2019.

Tax Returns: What’s Changed With Tax Reform?

Due to tax reform, there are many changes that affect your 2018 tax return including tax brackets, bonus depreciation, the standard deduction, and more. Because of this, it’s important to consult a tax expert. Find an advisor with specialized knowledge for your unique tax situation now.

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