Posted on January 15, 2013

Tax Season for 1040 Filers Beginning January 30

After the introduction of the American Taxpayer Relief Act, the IRS announced that it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on January 30. This will allow time for the IRS to update its forms and test its processing systems to reflect new rates.

The vast majority of taxpayers should be able to begin filing on January 30, whether on paper or electronically. However, some taxpayers that submit certain forms—such as Form 5695 for Residential Energy Credits or Form 3800 for General Business Credits—will most likely have to wait until late February or March, as these forms require more complicated programming changes. A full list of forms that won’t be accepted until later can be found here, and more information about filing can be found on