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The tax return season will start later this year than usual.

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The tax authorities announced that the tax filing season would begin on Monday, 29 in January 2018, and also reminded taxpayers that in some cases the refund will occur before the end of February.

The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on January 29, with nearly 2018 million individual tax returns expected in 155. The deadline for filing your tax return is 17 on April of this year, so taxpayers will have two additional days to file bids.

Companies that accept electronic tax returns and tax specialists will receive tax returns until January 29, and then will return when the IRS system opens.

While the IRS will begin accepting both electronic and paper tax returns on January 29, paper data will begin processing later in mid-February. The IRS strongly encourages people to file their tax returns electronically for faster refunds.

The IRS set the opening date for the 29 system in January to provide security and prepare key tax processing systems. In addition, the potential impact of tax legislation on 2017 tax returns of the year will be assessed.

The IRS reminds taxpayers that, by law, the IRS cannot issue tax refunds when Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) until mid-February. While the IRS will process these declarations upon receipt, the service cannot issue related returns until mid-February. It is expected that the earliest EITC / ACTC refunds will be available on taxpayer bank accounts or debit cards starting from February 27 2018, if a direct deposit has been selected and there are no other problems with the tax return.

The IRS also reminds taxpayers that they must keep copies of their tax returns for the previous year for at least three years.
Taxpayers who file a tax return for the first time need to be adjusted electronically. Taxpayers who use the same tax program that they used last year will not have to enter information from the previous year to put an electronic signature on the 2017 tax return of the year.

Taxpayers can visit for more advice on preparing for the submission of the 2017 tax return for the year.

April 17 - deadline for applications

The 2017 tax filing deadline is Tuesday, April 17, 2018, not the traditional April 15. In 2018, April 15 falls on a Sunday, and this will generally push the application deadline to the next Monday April 16. However, this Monday will celebrate Liberation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia that pushes the application deadline to Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Legal holidays in the District of Columbia affect filing deadlines across the country as per tax laws.

The IRS is also working to strengthen processing systems to protect taxpayers from identity theft and return fraud. Partners IRS and Summit continue to improve these guarantees to further protect the filing of your tax return in 2018.

Refund in 2018 year

Electronic filing of the declaration and direct deposit for reimbursement remains the fastest and safest way to file an accurate income tax return and receive a refund. The IRS expects that more than four of the five tax returns will be prepared electronically using tax software.

The IRS still expects to issue more 9 from 10 returns in less than 21 a day, but there are several important factors to consider for taxpayers.

The IRS reminds taxpayers that many financial institutions do not process payments on weekends or holidays, which may affect the return of funds to taxpayers.

Where's my refund? Tool on and phone app IRS2Go Is the best way to check the return status.

IRS offers taxpayer assistance

The IRS reminds taxpayers that they have many options on how to get help with preparing a tax return on, the IRS official website. Taxpayers can find answers to their questions on the Internet. Page " Let Us Help You helps answer most tax related questions.

Taxpayers can switch to for secure access to information about their federal tax records. They can view the amount they owe, pay online or set up an online payment agreement; access your tax records online; view payment history for the last 18 months; view key information about the current year's tax return.

In addition, 70% of the country's taxpayers are entitled to a free IRS file. IRS commercial partners offer free proprietary software to about 100 to millions of people and families with incomes of $ 66 thousands or less.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) offer free tax help to eligible people. Go to and enter “free tax payment” in the search field to find out more and find the nearest VITA or TCE office, or download the IRS2Go smartphone application to find a free tax advisor. Go to and click on the “Feed” tab for more information.

The last time the IRS so strongly delayed the start of the tax season in 2014. Then the tax filing started on January 31, since the process of updating the IRS systems found significant technical failures in October 2013 as a result of the federal government’s close for 16 days.

In 2017, the IRS announced the start of filing returns on January 23, 2016 - January 19, 2015 - January 20, and in 2014 - January 31.

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