IRS has begun accepting tax returns: 6 things early filers need to know

That’s when the Internal Revenue Service will start accepting electronically filed tax returns. We have until April 18 to file returns but many file earlier in the season, if they’re expecting large refunds.

The tax filing deadline this year is Tuesday, April 18, instead of the traditional April 15, because of some quirks of the calendar. April 15 is a Saturday. But the deadline won’t be shifted to Monday, April 17, because that is Emancipation Day, which is celebrated  in Washington, D.C.

What do tax filers need to know this season?

Get an appointment if you want to talk to someone at IRS offices

Don’t expect to drop into an IRS office to get any help this tax season. All offices are appointment-only now.

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