The IRS will begin accepting returns for the 2020 tax year on Feb. 12, 2021. Just because you can wait to file doesn't mean you should, though.
Right, when can I start my taxes?
Each year, the IRS issues a statement in early January with the first day to file taxes. Typically, the official date when you can file taxes falls in mid to late January. January 2021 update: The IRS announced it will start processing tax returns Feb. 12.
Not only that, can I still file my 2020 taxes? File a 2020 tax return electronically as soon as possible to give the IRS time to process and issue the payments before the end of 2021.
In any event, can you file 2020 taxes now?
The good news is you can still file your taxes and get everything that's coming to you. ... Monday, May 17, is Tax Day, the deadline to file your 2020 income taxes. Earlier this year, the Internal Revenue Service pushed the deadline to May 17 from the traditional April 15 date.
Why can't I Efile my 2020 taxes?
Returns can't be e-filed if they: Contain overrides. Have no taxable income. Contain a W-2 where box 1 is blank or the box 16 amount is greater than the box 1 amount.