Tax Day 2024: The Soonest and Latest You Can File Your Taxes

The 2024 tax season starts in roughly a month, which means it’s time to start getting any tax paperwork you already have together.

It’s also a good time to start saving money for a potential tax bill, or even to pay your estimated taxes now. Also, when it comes to state taxes, a majority of states adhere to the federal government’s timetable, but some have their own schedule.

Below are the dates you need to know to get you through this tax season. For more on taxes, here’s how to set up an account on the IRS website and how to file your taxes on your phone.

How soon can I file my 2023 tax return?

The IRS hasn’t announced an official filing date for those who like to get an early start on submitting their tax returns. However, the window usually opens in late January. We’ll update this story when the IRS makes an announcement.

Employers are required to send employees their W-2 and 1099 income tax forms by the end of January.

When is the deadline for filing a 2023 tax return with the IRS?

The official deadline to file federal tax returns is Monday, April 15, 2024.

Of course, the IRS does offer extensions in the event of a disaster. And if you’re serving abroad in the military, you may also be granted additional time to file.

What’s the deadline to file for a tax extension?

April 15 is also the deadline to file a tax extension with the IRS. Getting an extension doesn’t change the payment deadline. It just gives you until October to complete the relevant paperwork. You still have to submit any amount you owe on time to avoid late penalties.


Source: CNET