WASHINGTON (AP) — This year’s tax filing season will begin Jan. 24, 17 days earlier than last year, the Internal Revenue Service announced Monday.

The IRS is warning that a resurgence in COVID-19 infections in addition to lower congressional funding authorization than requested by the Biden administration could make this filing season particularly challenging.

“The pandemic continues to create challenges, but the IRS is reminding people that there are important steps they can take to ensure their tax return and refunds don’t experience processing delays,” the IRS commissioner said. the IRS, Chuck Rettig.

Avoiding a paper tax return will be more important than ever this year to avoid processing delays, Rettig said. He urged taxpayers to file their returns electronically and get their refunds by direct deposit.

It is also important for taxpayers who received a COVID-19 relief economic impact payment last year or who received a child tax credit advance payment to ensure they are reporting the correct amount. on their tax returns to avoid processing delays, Rettig said.

The IRS will send letters to recipients of impact payments and child tax credit advance payments, and taxpayers can also check the amounts they received on the IRS.gov website.

The deadline for filing tax returns is Monday, April 18 this year, three days later than the normal April 15 deadline for filing taxes. The latest date is the result of an emancipation party in the District of Columbia. By law, in Washington, DC, holidays impact tax due dates for everyone the same as federal holidays.

April 18 is the deadline for filing tax returns or requesting an extension. which gives taxpayers until October 17 to file their returns for 2021.

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