Tax News IRS Announces E-file Opens January 20: Be the First in Line for Your Tax Refund Read the Article Open Share Drawer Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Written by TurboTaxLisa Published Dec 29, 2014 - [Updated Aug 23, 2019] 2 min read The IRS announced today that it will begin accepting e-filed tax returns on January 20, 2015. But you can start your taxes online now with TurboTax and file starting January 5. We’ll securely hold your tax return until the IRS starts accepting them – putting you first in line for your maximum tax refund. Last year, about 75 percent of taxpayers received a tax refund and the average federal tax refund was about $2,700. We know that your tax refund can make a big difference in your finances, whether you want to pay down debt or need to save it for an emergency – that’s why we are here to help you simplify your taxes and get the tax refund you deserve. Here are 4 good reasons not to wait until April and e-file online with TurboTax: Early Bird Gets the Tax Refund TurboTax will hold and securely submit your tax return to the IRS as soon as they begin processing returns on a first-in, first-out basis. That means filing as early as possible puts you first in line for your tax refund. E-file with Direct Deposit, Fastest Way to Get Your Tax Refund E-file with direct deposit is the fastest way to get your tax refund. The IRS doesn’t anticipate any associated tax refund delays once processing by them begins on January 20. The IRS expects to issue 9 out of 10 tax refunds in 21 days or less as in previous years. TurboTax Online is Accurate, Convenient, and Easy to Use TurboTax is up to date with all recent tax law changes, including the new health care laws. By answering a few simple questions about yourself, you can easily and accurately prepare your tax return to get your maximum tax refund. TurboTax searches 350 tax deductions and makes sure you get each and every one you deserve, so you can be confident your taxes are done right.. Get Answers to Your Tax Questions from TurboTax Tax Experts If you have tax questions you can get your answer from our community or talk to our credentialed tax experts who are all CPAs, and Enrolled Agents, one-on-one via chat or phone. Your tax refund is waiting for you! Previous Post Happy Repeal Day! Next Post Happy Trivia Day! 5 Bizarre Tax Facts You Probably Don’t… Written by Lisa Greene-Lewis Lisa has over 20 years of experience in tax preparation. Her success is attributed to being able to interpret tax laws and help clients better understand them. She has held positions as a public auditor, controller, and operations manager. Lisa has appeared on the Steve Harvey Show, the Ellen Show, and major news broadcast to break down tax laws and help taxpayers understand what tax laws mean to them. For Lisa, getting timely and accurate information out to taxpayers to help them keep more of their money is paramount. More from Lisa Greene-Lewis Follow Lisa Greene-Lewis on Twitter. 4 responses to “IRS Announces E-file Opens January 20: Be the First in Line for Your Tax Refund” We filed taxes on 1-18-16 when should we expect our taxes wheres my refund keeps saying it’s being process Reply What day will they start handing out refunds? Reply so they will start giving refunds out after the 20th ? Reply It says my refund was accepted by the IRS on the 12. How could this be when it states they not accepting them until the 20 Reply Leave a ReplyCancel reply Browse Related Articles Tax News Facts About the PATH Act and Tax Refunds Tax News IRS Will Begin Accepting Delayed Tax Returns Feb. 14 Announcements IRS Announces E-file Opens January 19: Be One of the Fi… Tax News File Today! The IRS is Now Accepting Tax Returns for t… Tax News IRS Announces E-File Open Day! Be the First In Line for… Tax News IRS Opens E-file on January 23: Get A Jump on Your Tax … Tax Refunds 4 Steps from E-file to your Tax Refund! Tax Refunds What To Expect When You’re Expecting…a Tax Refund Tax News Some States Experiencing Tax Return Processing Delays Tax Planning TurboTax is Open and Accepting Tax Returns Now!