|The tax season begins on January 23, 2023. This is when individuals can start filing their 2021 tax returns. The due date for tax returns is April 18, 2023.
Tax Season Tips and Tricks
Tax season is upon us, so here are some tips to help doing your taxes a little easier!
Create or access your account information online.
Gather & organize your tax records.
Check your Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)
Make sure you’ve withheld enough tax
Consider adjusting your withholding if you owed taxes or received a large refund when you filed.
Consider estimated tax payments if you receive a substantial amount of non-wage income like self-employment income.
What is the best way to file my taxes?
What information do I need in order to file?
- Electronically with direct deposit information
- Social Security Number
- Individual Tax Identification Number
- W-2 Forms from your employer
- Forms 1099 from banks, issuing agencies, and other payers including: unemployment compensation, dividends, money from pension, annuity, or retirement plans
- Form 1099-K, 1099-MISC, or W-2 if you worked in the gig economy
- Form 1099-INT if you paid interest
- Other income documents or currency records
- Total Child Tax Credit Payments from 2021, Letter 6419
- Economic Impact Payments from 2021 (Stimulus Checks), Letter 6475
- Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement
Where can I access the proper forms I need to file my taxes?
Is there a free filing program?
- Click HERE to find the necessary forms
- Yes, IF:
- You made $73,000 or less in 2021, click HERE to file for free
- You are a member of the armed forces or an eligible veteran, click HERE
- Regardless of income, click HERE for Free File Fillable Forms
How do I get my refund?
- You can check the status of your refund HERE.
- If you filed electronically, it will be available within 24 hours after the IRS accepts and processes your tax return
- If you filed a paper return, your refund can take up to 4 weeks
- The IRS issues most refunds in 21 calendar days, however, delays may be expected due to additional reviews on accounts requesting corrections
- If you filed for a regular return (1040 Form) and it has been over 45 days (for electronic) or 60 days (for mailed returns) and you have no status, submit your casework request here.