Every year, taxpayers must file their income tax returns by a specified date to stay in compliance with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules. If you are wondering when you can file your taxes for 2022 in 2023, you are not alone. Many individuals ask this question as they start preparing for the upcoming tax season.
Tax Filing Season Start Date
The IRS typically begins accepting and processing individual tax returns in late January. However, the exact date varies from year to year. However, it’s safe to expect that it will likely begin in late January or early February 2023. To stay updated with the most accurate information, taxpayers are advised to check the official IRS website or consult with a tax professional closer to the start of the tax year.
Tax Filing Deadline
The deadline to file your taxes, or Tax Day, traditionally falls on April 15. However, if April 15 falls on a weekend or a holiday, the deadline is pushed to the next business day.
Preparing for Tax Filing
While waiting for the tax filing season to open, there are several steps you can take to ensure a smoother tax filing process:
- Organize Your Documents: Gather all necessary documentation, including W-2s, 1099s, receipts for deductible expenses, and records of stimulus check payments or advance Child Tax Credit payments received, if applicable.
- Check on Your Deductions: Review potential tax deductions and credits. Changes in your life, such as getting married, having a child, starting a business, or buying a house, can significantly impact your tax situation.
- Choose a Filing Method: Determine the best way for you to file. You might prefer to use tax software, hire a tax professional, or do it yourself using IRS forms.
- Consider Filing Early: Filing early not only gets the task out of the way but also reduces the risk of tax-related identity theft and may speed up your refund if you are due one.
It’s generally anticipated to be in late January or early February 2023. It’s always a good idea to start preparing early to ensure a smooth tax filing process. Remember to check the IRS website for the most accurate and current information as the tax season approaches.