The IRS will not begin accepting tax returns until 1/29/18. You can still prepare your return in TurboTax now, but you will not be able to file it until the IRS begins accepting them (it will remain securely on our server until then).
Please note that the estimated 21-day period to receive a
refund is calculated from the date that the e-file is successfully submitted to the IRS – and not necessarily from the date the customer submits their return in
The IRS will hold all 2017 tax returns that have a tax
refund which includes EIC and/or the Additional Child Tax Credit until
mid-February. They will release the tax
refunds in late February if there are no errors on the tax return.
Note: The IRS starts processing
stockpiled returns on January 29, 2018.
A few returns will be processed up to a week before this date for testing
purposes. If your return is among those
that the IRS processes early as part of its testing, your tax refund (if any)
won't be processed until after January 29.