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When does tax season start

 
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When does tax season start

You can start to enter your 2016 tax information into the software now, but the IRS is not accepting returns until January 23, 2017.  TurboTax will start accepting returns in early January but will hold your return on their servers until the IRS opens their e-file system.

There will be delays on some refunds, see the following

Beginning in 2017, a new law approved by Congress requires the IRS to hold refunds on tax returns claiming the EITC or the ACTC until mid-February. The IRS must hold the entire refund — even the portion not associated with the EITC and ACTC — until at least Feb. 15. This change helps ensure that taxpayers get the refund they are owed by giving the agency more time to help detect and prevent fraud.

As Holidays Approach, IRS Reminds Taxpayers of Refund Delays in 2017

https://www.irs.gov/uac/as-holidays-approach-irs-reminds-taxpayers-of-refund-delays-in-2017

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When does tax season start

You can start to enter your 2016 tax information into the software now, but the IRS is not accepting returns until January 23, 2017.  TurboTax will start accepting returns in early January but will hold your return on their servers until the IRS opens their e-file system.

There will be delays on some refunds, see the following

Beginning in 2017, a new law approved by Congress requires the IRS to hold refunds on tax returns claiming the EITC or the ACTC until mid-February. The IRS must hold the entire refund — even the portion not associated with the EITC and ACTC — until at least Feb. 15. This change helps ensure that taxpayers get the refund they are owed by giving the agency more time to help detect and prevent fraud.

As Holidays Approach, IRS Reminds Taxpayers of Refund Delays in 2017

https://www.irs.gov/uac/as-holidays-approach-irs-reminds-taxpayers-of-refund-delays-in-2017