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Tax Filing Season Opened January 24
In IR–2022–18 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it has opened tax filing season for this year. The IRS reminds taxpayers you should use best practices to file an accurate return and receive a prompt tax refund.
The IRS expects to process 2021 tax returns for 160 million individuals. Most will file before the April 18 tax deadline. An exception exists for taxpayers in Massachusetts and Maine, who celebrate the Patriots Day holiday and may file on April 19.
IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig stated, "IRS employees are working hard to deliver a successful 2022 tax season while facing enormous challenges related to the pandemic. There are important steps people can take to ensure they avoid processing delays and get their tax refund as quickly as possible. We urge people to carefully review their taxes for accuracy before filing. And they should file electronically with direct deposit if at all possible. Filing a paper tax return this year means an extended refund delay."
Taxpayers who file electronically will normally receive a refund within 21 days. The average direct deposit refund last year was $2,800.
Rettig continued, "IRS employees will do everything possible within the available resources to serve taxpayers this year. We will work hard to deliver refunds quickly, serve as many people as possible and work to catch up on past tax returns affected by the pandemic."
The IRS offers multiple tips for a smooth filing season.
Published January 28, 2022