In IR-2022-8, the Internal Revenue Service announced that tax season will start on Monday, January 24, 2022. On that date, the IRS will begin to accept and process tax returns. The delay is needed in order to program and test the IRS computers, which are being updated to ensure calculation of the proper Child Tax Credit and Recovery Rebate Credit.
IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig stated, "Planning for the nation's filing season process is a massive undertaking and IRS teams have been working nonstop these past several months to prepare. The pandemic continues to create challenges, but the IRS reminds people there are important steps they can take to help ensure their tax return and refund do not face processing delays. Filing electronically with direct deposit and avoiding a paper tax return is more important than ever this year. And...More