The IRS began accepting paper and electronic tax returns at 9:00 AM this morning.
The due date for 2019 federal income tax returns is April 15, 2020, for most individual taxpayers (sorry, it’s a Wednesday so there is no extra time this year). The IRS expects to process more than 150 million individual tax returns, with most of the returns filed before the April due date.
“As we enter the filing season, taxpayers should know that the dedicated workforce of the IRS stands ready to help," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "We encourage taxpayers to plan ahead and use the tools and information available on IRS.gov. The IRS and the nation's tax community are committed to making this another smooth filing season."
For faster refunds, the IRS strongly encourages people to file their tax returns electronically.