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when will the iRS start accepting returns electronically?

The electronic tax filing season is scheduled on or between January 24, 2022 to January 31, 2022.

IRS Accepts E-Filed Return By:Direct Deposit Sent (Or Paper Check Mailed 1 week later):
Jan. 24, 2022*Feb. 31 (Feb. 11)**
Jan. 31, 2022*Feb. 11 (Feb. 18)**
Feb. 7Feb. 18 (Feb. 25)**
Feb. 14Feb. 25 (Mar. 4)**
Feb. 21Mar. 4 (Mar. 11)**
Feb. 28Mar. 11 (Mar 18)
Mar. 7Mar. 18 (Mar. 25)
Mar. 14Mar. 25 (Apr. 2)
Mar. 21Apr. 1 (Apr. 9)
Mar. 28Apr. 8 (Apr. 15)***

* = IRS may delay start of tax season by a week or so.

** = Returns with EITC or CTC may have refunds delayed until March to verify credits.

*** = Filing during peak season can result in slightly longer waits.

IRS Accepts Return By:Direct Deposit Sent (Or Paper Check Mailed one week later)
Apr. 4, 2022Apr. 15 (Apr. 22)***
Apr. 11Apr. 22 (Apr. 29)***
Apr. 18Apr. 29 (May 6)
Apr. 25May 6 (May 13)
May 2May 13 (May 20)
May 9May 20 (May 27)
May 16May 27 (June 4)
May 23June 4 (June 11)