The IRS tax deadline for 2023 is April 18

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The IRS tax deadline for 2023 is April 18

The deadline for filing federal income tax returns (generally Form 1040) is Tuesday, April 18, 2023, and most states use the same calendar for state income tax returns.

The deadline for filing federal income tax returns for 2022 income is April 18, 2023. To clarify, the weeks leading up to April 18, 2023, deadline are when most Americans file tax returns reporting income earned during the fiscal year 2022. If you aren’t quite ready for the deadline, you can file an automatic extension, which gives you an extra six months to file.

Why is the 2023 tax deadline set for April 18 rather than April 15? 

This is due to the fact that in 2023, April 15—the usual deadline—falls on a Saturday. If the due date falls on a weekend, the IRS moves it to the following business day. Emancipation Day is a recognized holiday in Washington, D.C., where the IRS is located, and it falls on that Monday, April 17, 2023. Patriot’s Day, observed on April 17, is also a state holiday in Maine and Massachusetts.

Due to everything mentioned above, the due date for federal income tax returns (typically Form 1040) will be Tuesday, April 18, 2023. Most states also typically adhere to this schedule for state income tax returns.

To put it another way, prepare to file your taxes by April 18 or request an automatic extension. The time it takes for a taxpayer to receive their tax refund payments (via check or direct deposit) depends on when they file. Frequently, this timeframe is only 2 to 3 weeks.

Will the tax filing season in 2023 be normal? 

The situation will probably be more normal than it was during the 2019 tax filing season, the last one before COVID caused widespread office closures, including at the IRS, which extended the 2020 tax filing deadline by several months and even the 2021 filing season. The pandemic also brought about numerous tax breaks and credits for companies, as well as stimulus payments for the majority of Americans. If a taxpayer did not receive payment directly, these were occasionally also given as tax credits. For the most part, taxpayers who are single or married will not have pandemic- or stimulus-related issues this year.

The deadline for Forms W2 and 1099 is Jan 31, 2022

The filing deadline for forms W2 and 1099 is January 31, 2023, which is a crucial date for business owners to keep in mind.

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