Filing Season Opened 1/28/2019

The IRS has announced that despite the government shutdown, the 2019 tax filing season will begin on Monday, 1/28/19. The agency maintains the position that it has the authority to pay refunds despite a lapse in annual appropriations, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) agrees. For most taxpayers, the deadline to file 2018 tax returns is Monday, 4/15/19. However, taxpayers living in Maine or Massachusetts have until 4/17/19 due to the Emancipation Day holiday.