IRS Tax-Filing Season to Start Earlier This Year

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The Internal Revenue Service announced that the nations tax filing season will kick off on Jan. 24—almost two weeks earlier than last year.

Additionally, the IRS also warned taxpayers of a "frustrating" tax season due to an increase in COVID-19 infections on top of less funding and a backlog of returns from previous years.

"Planning for the nation's filing season process is a massive undertaking, and IRS teams have been working non-stop these past several months to prepare," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "The pandemic continues to create challenges, but the IRS reminds people there are important steps they can take to help ensure their tax return and refund don't face processing delays. Filing electronically with direct deposit and avoiding a paper tax return is more important than ever this year. And we urge extra attention to those who received an Economic Impact Payment or an advance Child Tax Credit last year. People should make sure they report the correct amount on their tax return to avoid delays."

More info from the IRS here.

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