Filing Date Information for 2017 Individual Income Tax Returns
IRS has issued a news release stating that they will begin accepting electronic and paper individual income tax returns on January 29, 2018. IRS also states that although they will accept paper returns as of January 29, they will not actually process paper returns until mid-February.
IRS expects to process refunds within 21 days of receiving/processing a return, but there’s a caveat:
For taxpayers claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit, those refunds will be delayed due to delayed processing of returns claiming either of these credits. IRS expects the earliest such refunds will be available to taxpayers will be February 27, 2018.
The filing deadline to submit 2017 individual income tax returns is Tuesday, April 17, 2018.