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2021 tax filing season begins Feb. 12; IRS outlines steps to speed refunds

 

Last updated 1/20/2021 at 9:48am



WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service announced that the nation’s tax season will start on Friday, Feb. 12, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns.

The Feb. 12 start date for individual tax return filers allows the IRS time to do additional programming and testing of IRS systems following the Dec. 27 tax law changes that provided a second round of Economic Impact Payments and other benefits.

This programming work is critical to ensuring IRS systems run smoothly. If filing season were opened without the correct programming in place, then there c...



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