Thursday January 19, 2023 – The 2023 tax season officially begins on January 23, 2023. This is the date when the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) begins accepting and processing individual tax returns for the 2022 tax year. Taxpayers who file early in the tax season are more likely to receive their refund sooner than those who file later.
One important thing to note for the 2023 tax season is the availability of the Free File program. The Free File program is a partnership between the IRS and several tax software companies, which allows taxpayers with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $73,000 or less to file their federal tax return for free. http://www.tinyurl.com/t3freefile
This program is designed to help low- and moderate-income taxpayers prepare and file their taxes electronically, which can make the process faster and more accurate. Taxpayers can use the Free File program to file their federal tax return, schedule their payments, and check the status of their refund.
Taxpayers who are eligible for the Free File program can access it through the IRS website (see link below). They will be able to choose from a list of participating tax software companies, which offer various features and options depending on their needs.
It is important to note that the Free File program is only available for federal tax returns and does not cover state tax returns. Taxpayers who need to file a state tax return will need to use a separate service or software.
Attorney Steven A. Leahy reports on the Tax return 2023 tax season and the IRS Free File program.