IRS sets January 23 as the official start of the 2023 tax filing season

Source: IRS News Release IR-2023-05

The Internal Revenue Service announced Monday, January 23, 2023, as the beginning of the nation's 2023 tax season, when the agency will begin accepting and processing 2022 tax year returns.

While January 23rd marks the first day that returns can be filed electronically, return preparation can begin immediately.

April 18 tax filing deadline in 2023

The filing deadline to submit 2022 tax returns or an extension to file and pay taxes owed is Tuesday, April 18, 2023, for most taxpayers. By law, Washington, D.C., holidays impact tax deadlines for everyone in the same way as federal holidays. The due date is April 18, instead of April 15, because of the weekend and the District of Columbia's Emancipation Day holiday, which falls on Monday, April 17.

Most refunds are issued in less than 21 days

The IRS anticipates most taxpayers will receive their refund within 21 days of when they file electronically, if they choose direct deposit and there are no issues with their tax return. Taxpayers should check Where's My Refund? on for their personalized refund status.

Scott Killen

Scott Killen

Charleston, SC