IRS Announces E-file Open Day! Be the First In Line for Your Tax Refund

Tax News Jan 28

Mark your calendars! Despite the Government Shutdown, the IRS confirmed today, that they will begin processing tax returns on Monday, January 28, 2019 and provide tax refunds as scheduled. You can get started now and be first in line for your tax refund!

TurboTax is already accepting tax returns and will securely hold them for transmission to the IRS and States once they begin accepting e-file. TurboTax and TurboTax Live assisted tax preparation with TurboTax Live CPAs and Enrolled Agents are open and ready for taxpayers to prepare their returns.

Last year, close to 75 percent of taxpayers received a direct deposit tax refund over $3,000. We know that your tax refund can make a big difference in your financial life, whether you need to pay down debt or save for something special. Combined with e-filing, direct deposit is the fastest way to get your tax refund. The IRS anticipates issuing more than nine out of 10 federal tax refunds within 21 days from acceptance.

The IRS encourages all taxpayers to file as soon as possible and reminds you to keep copies of your prior-year tax returns for at least three years. The filing deadline to submit 2018 tax returns is Monday, April 15, 2019, for most taxpayers. Because of the Patriots’ Day holiday on April 15 in Maine and Massachusetts and the Emancipation Day holiday on April 16 in the District of Columbia, taxpayers who live in Maine or Massachusetts have until April 17, 2019, to file their returns.

Check back with the TurboTax Blog this tax season to get the latest news for all things taxes and saving money!

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    1. Hi,
      The IRS expects to start releasing tax refunds to taxpayers who claimed the EITC and the additional Child Tax Credit on 2/15.The IRS expects the earliest EITC/ACTC related tax refunds to be available in bank accounts or on debit cards beginning on February 27, 2019 assuming you chose direct deposit and there are no other issues.
      Lisa Greene-Lewis

  1. Transmission did not go through. received error “Our records indicate that you are not entitled to efile one or more formsets”. will not let me proceed past this screen. please assist, thank you.

  2. We just filed our 2013 early February. Tried to file 2014 yesterday and was rejected because they cannot find our agi. We tried the pin number and even put the 0 like it said. Still was rejected. Is this because 2013 has not yet been processed? How then can we e file 2014 now? Both will get refunds. Need this info in the system asap due to college financial aid. Is there another way?

    1. Hi Peggy,
      Yes, your 2013 would need to be processed and in the IRS system. You also would not see your 2014 tax refunds until the IRS processes your 2013 taxes. You can file your 2014 as soon as possible and mail it in.
      Thank you,
      Lisa Greene-Lewis

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