Today is the official start of tax season.
The Internal Revenue Service will start accepting and processing tax returns today (Jan. 29), starting with those already submitted by those using preparation software or tax professionals. The agency expect more than 128.7 million individual tax returns to be filed by the April 15 deadline.
Taxpayers living in Maine or Massachusetts have until April 17 due to Patriot’s Day and Emancipation Day holidays. If a taxpayer resides in a federally declared disaster area, they may also have additional time to file.