Today we have great news coming from the IRS. It’s official the IRS 2016 Tax Season will begin January 20th, 2016. We have updated our 2016 IRS E-File Cycle Chart to reflect this. We have previously quote the 23rd, but the IRS decided to be generous and grant us three more days than we expected. Tax Season 2016 Start Date is January 20, 2016. 2015 Tax Filing Start Date
We will continue to track all IRS related changes, but for now. Go view our Tax Refund Schedule and get ready to file by Estimating your 2015 Tax Return with our handy daddy 2016 Tax Refund Calculator.
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Tax Season Opens As Planned Following Extenders Legislation
IR-2015-119, Dec. 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Following the passage of the extenders legislation, the Internal Revenue Service announced today it anticipates opening the 2016 filing season as scheduled in January.
The IRS will begin accepting tax returns electronically on Jan. 20. Paper tax returns will begin processing at the same time.
The decision follows Congress renewing a number of “extender” provisions of the tax law that expired at the end of 2014. These provisions were renewed by Congress through the end of 2015. The final legislation was signed into law Dec 19, 2015.
“We have reviewed the late tax law changes and determined there was nothing preventing us from continuing our updating and testing of our systems,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “Our employees will continue an aggressive schedule of testing and preparation of our systems during the next month to complete the final stages needed for the 2016 tax season.”
The IRS reminds taxpayers that filing electronically is the most accurate way to file a tax return and the fastest way to get a refund. There is no advantage to people filing tax returns on paper in early January instead of waiting for e-file to begin.
More information about IRS Free File and other information about the 2016 filing season will be available in January.