IRS sets January 23, 2023, as opening of filing season.
The Internal Revenue Service announced Monday, January 23, 2023, as the beginning of the nation’s 2023 tax season when the agency will begin accepting and processing 2022 tax year returns.
More than 168 million individual tax returns are expected to be filed, with the vast majority of those coming before the April 18 tax deadline. People have three extra days to file this year due to the calendar.
With the three previous tax seasons dramatically impacted by the pandemic, the IRS has taken additional steps for 2023 to improve service for taxpayers. As part of the August passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, the IRS has hired more than 5,000 new telephone assistors and added more in-person staff to help support taxpayers.
Opening of the 2023 tax filing season for North Carolina.
The North Carolina Department of Revenue has announced that it anticipates accepting business and personal income tax returns by: Friday, January 27, 2023, for corporate income, franchise, partnership, and estates and trusts income tax returns; and Friday February 3, 2023 for personal income tax returns. Although the Department anticipates that it will begin accepting returns by February 3, 2023, it will be early March before it can begin processing and validating return information and issuing refunds. The delay in opening the tax season is due to the need to complete the updating and testing of the refund fraud validation system. The Department noted that the usual April 15 deadline for calendar year taxpayers to file their income tax returns has been extended to Tuesday, April 18, 2023, because April 15, 2023 falls on a Saturday and Emancipation Day will be observed on Monday April 17, 2023.