2024 Tax Season: What You Need to Know…

The IRS has set the stage for a smoother tax filing experience this year, with the season officially kicking off on January 29, 2024. They’re expecting over 128.7 million individual tax returns by the April 15 deadline, so it’s time to gear up!

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • January 29, 2024: Tax season opening date for individual returns.
  • April 15, 2024: Tax filing deadline for individuals and C-Corporations.
  • April 17, 2024: Extended deadline for Maine and Massachusetts residents.
  • October 15, 2024: Deadline for those who filed for an extension.

Important Dates for S-Corporations and Partnerships:

  • March 15, 2024: The due date for S-Corporations (Form 1120S) and Partnerships (Form 1065) to file their returns. This earlier deadline is crucial for ensuring partners or shareholders receive necessary information in time for their individual filings.
  • Extension Option: If an S-Corporation or Partnership cannot meet the March 15 deadline, it’s important to file for an extension to avoid penalties.

Tips for a Smooth Tax Filing:

  1. Organize Your Documents: Ensure you have all necessary tax records, including Social Security numbers, Taxpayer Identification Numbers, and any received Forms 1099.
  2. Electronic Filing: File electronically with direct deposit to expedite processing and refunds.
  3. Schedule an Appointment: Reach out to your tax professional timely, last minute taxpayers often neglect to provide all pertinent information.
  4. Use IRS Resources: Utilize IRS Free File, IRS Online Account, and the Interactive Tax Assistant for assistance.

Special Considerations:

  • EITC and ACTC Refunds: Refunds related to the Earned Income Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit will start being available around February 27.
  • Help for Various Groups: Free tax assistance through the VITA and TCE programs, and MilTax for military members.


With the IRS’s ongoing transformation and improved services, the 2024 tax filing season promises to be more efficient and taxpayer-friendly. Remember, early preparation is key to a hassle-free tax season. Stay informed, utilize available resources, and here’s to a successful tax filing experience!


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