The IRS announced that tax season will open on Monday, January 29, 2018. The IRS will begin accepting paper and electronically filed tax returns at that time. Paper returns won’t begin to be processed until mid-February. That is why the IRS strongly suggests to file your 2017 tax return electronically. By filing your return electronically, you are more likely to get your tax refund quicker, if you qualify for a refund.
The filing season will close on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Since April 15 falls on a Sunday, the deadline would then move to April 16. However, April 16, 2018 is Emancipation Day, so the deadline will fall to the next day. You can file a six month extension to file your taxes. But, if you owe on your taxes, you will more than likely be required to pay by April 17.
The tax filing season will last 79 days, seven days shorter than the filing season in 2017.
If you need more information or assistance with your taxes, please contact 314-576-1350.