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bellapenn2
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Can your taxes get approved by the IRS before the official open date?

 
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macuser_22
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Can your taxes get approved by the IRS before the official open date?

Accepted, yes, if your tax return is part of a IRS "test batch", but "approved", no, since the iRS has stated that no tax returns, if accepted early, will be processed prior to Jan 27.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
Critter
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Can your taxes get approved by the IRS before the official open date?

If you are picked for one of the 2 testing groups your return can be accepted for processing however the approval comes later after the return is processed.  It is possible to be approved prior to the official start date of 1/27 however don't hold your breath ... the refunds will still not be issued prior to that date.

 

https://refundtalk.com/irs-announces-the-start-of-e-file-test-batchhub-testing-for-2020/

Critter
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Can your taxes get approved by the IRS before the official open date?

IRS Announces the Start of E-File Test Batch(HUB Testing) for 2020

https://refundtalk.com/irs-announces-the-start-of-e-file-test-batchhub-testing-for-2020/

 

Every tax season about a week in advance the IRS routinely runs a Controlled Release Process(“test batch”) from various e-file providers (including free online e-file services) every year to test their systems. A small number of e-filed tax returns may be transmitted to the IRS, and taxpayers may see real acknowledgments and rejects as a result. The income tax returns included in this testing procedure are randomly selected from “batches” of completed tax returns that are queued for transmission for the official opening date January 27th when the general e-file processing begins. This testing period DOES include not only the acceptance of these tax returns via e-file but also the processing of the returns including the issuing of any tax refunds. Based on previous years we have seen test batch returns actually receive their tax refunds usually in the first batch of deposits as long as they filed an accurate and honest return that had no processing issues.

 

 

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