IRS processing centers remain closed or under-staffed due to COVID-19. Returns filed manually may not be processed for a long time. To speed refunds during the pandemic, the IRS urges taxpayers to file their tax returns electronically whenever possible. People can begin filing their tax returns immediately with tax software companies. These companies are starting to accept tax returns now and will transmit them to the IRS starting February 12.
Please contact Turner's Tax Service if you have any questions about this year's filing season dates.