IRS has announced tax filing season for 2017 tax returns
The IRS announced that this year’s filing season will begin January 29.
The announcement of the start date for tax season comes much later than last season (January 4 versus early December). As of November 2017, the IRS was still updating its systems to prepare for the 2018 filing season.
The IRS also explained that individual tax returns are due April 17 this year because April 15 is a Sunday and April 16 is a holiday in the District of Columbia. This same tax filing deadline occurred just a couple of years ago.