The IRS has officially announced the start date for tax season. This year, it's Jan 19th, 2016. Returns will be accepted after that date. The filing deadline for this year is April 18th, 2016 due to the federal holiday of Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C.
The IRS commissioner gave this prepared statement:
“We look forward to opening the 2016 tax season on time. Our employees have been working hard throughout this year to make this happen. We also appreciate the help from the nation’s tax professionals and the software community, who are critical to helping taxpayers during the filing season.”
We hope that this year goes smoothly, and that the IRS gets a little better at answering its call volume in 2016.