The IRS will begin accepting 2017 paper and efiled returns on Monday, January 29, 2018. The deadline for filing is Tuesday, April 17, giving taxpayers two additional days to get their act together.
Please note that the IRS, by law, cannot refund taxpayers who qualify for the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) and/or the ACTC (Additional Child Tax Credit) until mid-February. The earliest date such taxpayers receive their refund via direct deposit or debit card is February 27, 2018.
For more information on how to prepare for the 2018 tax season, go to Take Steps Now for Tax Filing Season.