The Internal Revenue Service has announced that it will begin accepting tax returns for tax year 2022 beginning January 23, 2023 thus commencing the 2023 tax season. It was also announced that the filing deadline for 2022 returns will be April 18, 2023 due to holidays and weekends.
Taxpayers who have suffered the past three years with pandemic related customer service issues with the IRS have some good news. The IRS announced it has hired more than 5,000 new telephone assistors and added more in-person staff to help support taxpayers and expects an improvement in taxpayer experience.
The IRS anticipates most taxpayers will receive their refund within 21 days if they file their return electronically, they choose direct deposit and there are no issues with their tax return.
Keep in mind that even though the IRS will begin accepting returns on January 23rd, the IRS cannot issue a refund that includes the Earned Income Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) before mid-February due to the 2015 PATH Act law passed by Congress, which provides this additional time to help the IRS stop fraudulent refunds from being issued.
If you have a federal or New York State tax issue the attorneys at Beige Law, PLLC can help. Contact our office today and begin putting your tax issues behind you.