When Can You File Taxes in 2024?

Here’s the soonest you can file taxes in 2024 and what to expect this filing season.

January calendar 2024
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The IRS will begin accepting and processing 2023 federal tax returns on Jan. 29. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to wait until that date to file. Some taxpayers can file their federal returns as early as today. Others might need to wait until February. So, when should you file?

Here’s what you need to know.

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Katelyn Washington
Former Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years of experience working in tax and finance. While she specialized in tax content while working at Kiplinger from 2023 to 2024, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement, and financial planning and had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes knowledge is the key to success and enjoys providing content that educates and informs.