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2018 Tax Filing Season Begins January 28

January 9, 2019

WASHINGTON ― Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service today confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled.

“We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown.

Congress directed the payment of all tax refunds through a permanent, indefinite appropriation, and the IRS has consistently been of the view that it has authority to pay refunds despite a lapse in annual appropriations.

The filing deadline to submit 2018 individual income tax returns is Monday, April 15, 2019 (except taxpayers who live in Maine or Massachusetts have until April 17, 2019 to file their returns).

Software companies and tax professionals will be accepting and preparing tax returns before Jan. 28 and then will submit the returns when the IRS systems open later this month.

Filing Deadlines for Calendar Year 2018 Income Tax Returns:

January 31: W2’s Due

January 31: Deadline for 1099 Statements

March 15: Form 1065 Partnerships and Form 1120S S-Corporations

April 15: Form 1040 Individuals and Form 1120 C-Corporations

September 15 extension: Form 1065 and Form 1120S

October 15 extension: Form 1040 and Form 1120