The IRS has confirmed that it will begin accepting and processing 2018 tax returns on January 28, 2019, and that it will pay tax refunds despite the partial shutdown of the federal government. The IRS said Congress has directed the payment of all tax refunds through a permanent, indefinite appropriation.
This year, the deadline to file 2018 tax returns is Monday, April 15, 2019.
While the government shutdown complicates what already is a unique filing year that incorporates major changes to the tax code under TCJA, please don’t delay preparing. For taxpayers who usually file early in the year and have all of the needed documentation, there is no need to wait. Start gathering your documents now and refer to Yeo & Yeo’s Tax Resource Center for the TCJA provisions and other tax planning resources.