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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.

The IRS has not set the e-filing date for prior year returns.

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)