TurboTax will let you efile starting January 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM Pacific Time as long as all the forms in your return have been finalized by the IRS. TurboTax will keep your return on their servers until the IRS opens their efiling system (right now it is Jan 30th). BUT the problem with that is if you need to correct or add information to your return you cannot get it back even if it is sitting on TurboTax servers. To make changes to your return you would have to amend your return once the IRS (and/or State) has accepted & processed your return, unless your return gets rejected then you can make changes & then re-efile.You want to make sure you have all your information to file an accurate return (W2's, 1099's, 1098's etc)
IRS Plans Jan. 30 Tax Season Opening For 1040 Filers
The IRS states that most refunds will be issued within 21 days from the date your return gets accepted. The IRS is not issuing a Refund Cycle Chart this tax season, also see What to Expect for Refunds in 2013
See What to Expect for Refunds in 2013
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