The first day to file taxes is in the first week of January 2018 in most cases. The IRS will begin processing and accepting returns on January 23, 2017. Many tax preparation companies have announced dates for 2018. Below are the dates for TurboTax, H&R Block, TaxAct and other big box tax preparation services.
Updated: August 29, 2018
First Day to File Taxes
Find out first at firstdaytofile.com to get quick updates as the 2017 year comes to a close.
Thinking about the first day to file taxes in 2018, even before the end of 2017, is common for many taxpayers. Many people look forward to large tax refunds in 2018 and as the summer winds down, the thoughts of holidays start. Wondering how they will get through the holidays on a strapped budget, easily leads to early filers beginning to ask “what is the first day I can file my tax return in 2018?”. This might sound crazy to some people that don’t live paycheck to paycheck; but, a large tax refund is a much needed boost to income in the beginning of each year for many people. And soon enough, big box tax preparers such as H&R Block or TurboTax will start sending emails to prior year customers with updated filing information along with their user ids in hopes they will file with them again.
We will watch and post updates when the IRS announces the opening of tax season, 2018 refund schedules, potential refund delay issues and other key dates.
Our IGMR prediction is that we will, as usual, be able to enter tax information into e-file provider systems online as early as the 1st week of January 2018 and soon thereafter even hit “submit”. But remember, this just transmits your return to the IRS even if they haven’t begun to accept tax returns in 2018. Doing this simply puts your return into a queue and it will not be processed until the IRS begins “accepting” tax return in 2018.