Individual Tax Filing Season Starts January 29, 2024

The IRS announced that on Monday, January 29, 2024, it will begin accepting and processing 2023 returns. This year, the tax filing deadline for most taxpayers is April 15, 2024. However, taxpayers in Maine and Massachusetts will have until April 17 due to the Patriot’s Day and Emancipation Day holidays and taxpayers in federally declared disaster areas may also have more time to file. (IR 2024-4),

The IRS says they have made improvements to “Where’s My Refund” that will provide taxpayers with a more detailed refund status message. “Where’s My Refund” will provide clearer and more detailed updates about the return’s processing status and will inform the taxpayer if the IRS needs additional information to process their return.

The IRS also said that for taxpayers e-filing their returns and requesting direct deposit most refunds will be deposited within 21 days.