What is the first day to e-file taxes in 2014?

calendarWe will update you here as soon as the day is published for when the IRS begins accepting and processing returns in 2014.

When 2013 comes to an end and we get through the holidays, taxpayers who file early begin asking “what is the first day I can file my tax return?”.  About this time, those of us who used a tax preparation company in the past, such as H&R Block or TurboTax, may get an email with updated filing information, password reminders and such.  Stay tuned here to get the latest news as the 2013 tax season comes to a close, we will watch and post updates for 2014 refund schedules, key dates, etc.  My personal prediction is that we will, like usual, be able to enter our information into e-file systems online as early as the 1st week of January 2014 and even hit “submit”.  But remember, that just puts your return into queue and it will not be processed until the IRS begins “accepting” return in 2014…which leads me to place my bet on 1/26/14 being the official day the IRS begins accepting return in 2014.  Let us know here what information you uncover (of course take a breather from the stress of refund hunting for the rest of the year, but check back early in 2014).

 

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What Others Are Saying

  1. Lacey

    Says mine was processed the 4th,hope it’s not long. My boyfriend got his done before January 31st and got his return by the 8th.

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  2. chris

    I see alot of Refund deposited on 2/06/04 on posters info. Its on mine also. Where does that info come from because it is NOT true

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  3. NITA1

    filed on 01/19/2014
    accepted 0n 01/29/2014
    DDD for 02/06/2014
    will get it before 02/06/2014 or later I remember irs use to dd on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

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  4. Angel

    file early was accepted on 01-28-14 thing went somewhat rough last year hoping they go better this year. will keep all posted wish every happy refund speedily fingers crossed.

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  5. Wendy

    News is that although the IRS accepted some returns early (from 1/24 on) they will not be issuing refunds early for those individuals. Although accepted, none will be processed until 1/31 with dd refunds within 10 days.

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  6. tam

    Please come back and post when you get your actual DD in your accounts!!! Mine was accepted on Sat the 25th.

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  7. u8mycow

    I efiled on 1/5/14 using TurboTax. Today I received an email and text notification that my tax returns had been accepted by the IRS. I confirmed on Irs.gov. Says it still make take until 1/31/14 for my refund to be deposited to my netspend card however. Fingers Crossed!!!!

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  8. Elizabeth Bestor

    I used TurboTax and efiled 1/5/14. I got my confirmation that they IRS has accepted my return today 1/24/14. I usually always get accepted early and get my refund quickly. Fingers crossed!

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  9. KyKeith

    E-filed mine today myself thru h&r block. Same as last year, got my check in the mail pretty damn quick this way last year. Hope it goes that smooth this year. I love this site, I’ll be here till I get my check in hand. Thx yall

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  10. Anonymous

    I will probably go on and do mine when we get our w2s. But the IRS has issued the official start date as the 31st. They also seem to expect the first deposit date to be on 5th(barring any glitches). As long as I get mine by the end of February I’m happy. Now we purposefully use ours as a savings plan for vacations ect. However, if you are seriously hurting for money, you should consider changing your exemptions and pay in less. Also please remember many people get more than they paid in, so this its our money crap is well crap. yes they delay it in order to draw interest on the money. But the also try to insure that there are as few issues as possible.

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  11. DespMom

    Remember guys last year they said they would open Jan 30 and the started a week earlier albeit slowly. Mine had no delays. Hope all goes smooth this year.

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  12. Laap

    Its clear that hold ups occur on the expense of the taxpayer. Our money sits longer there, meaning, earns interest, so they can make up for the money they lost during the shut down. Its the government, what do we expect?
    Yet I do not know if I will submit early and wait out or if I wait til opening of the lines on the 31st and try to get through…would really like to know if there is really a difference, I doubt it.

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  13. Judy

    Sad to last year was pure hell. Im a honest working mom of 4 and one beautiful grandchild. So I claim for which you only get credit for 2 and my granddaughter. I had to prove I was able to claim grandaughter. On top of that I didn’t get no money till end of June.

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  14. E.W.

    I REALLY DNT UNDERSTAND THE HOLD UP… THEY WAIST NO TIME TAKING OUT THE TAXES AND MAKING SURE THEY GET WHAT THEY NEED BUT TAKE THEIR SWEET ASS TIME TO GIVE FOLKS WHAT THEY HONESTLY WORKED FOR ALL YEAR LONG. IRS SHOULD HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT TAX RETURNS AS EARLY AS JAN.3

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  15. jemar707 Post author


    Some tax preparers (online filing such as TurboTax) will allow you to enter your information into their system now, but submitting the return has not yet been activated. Even if you submit, the IRS has indicated they won’t begin processing until 1/31, so the return likely just sits in queue until then putting you first in line. As always, it’s a roll of the dice to be in queue because as we learned in years past, the glitches in system generally pop up with the initial filings, i.e with H&R Block 8863 form last year having an error with thousands of returns submitted early. Just remember not to bank on the money early, because we have seen so many people get burned this way and spending the money before it hits the bank is playing with fire when you are dealing with unpredictability of whether your return gets processed without hold ups.

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  16. Dee Jay

    Because of Govt shutdown it will be delayed. It will between Jan 28 – Feb 8 now instead of Jan 20th

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