Reminder: Tax Season Begins January 23

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In just a few days, the IRS will start accepting and processing tax returns, marking the beginning of the 2023 tax filing season. In today’s post, we tell you everything you need to know, including information about the extended deadline for victims of the California storms.

 Tax Season Begins January 23

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has informed that it will start accepting tax returns on January 23, 2023.

Taxpayers will have until April 18, 2023, to file their federal taxes and make the related payments.

The IRS expects to process more than 168 million individual tax returns, with the majority of them arriving before the April 18 deadline. 

Here are some tips to ensure a smooth tax-filing season:

  • Gather all the information you need before filing your tax return (this includes Social Security Number or ITIN, supporting documents, information of dependents, among others)
  • Review your tax situation to make sure you don’t overlook tax credits you may be eligible for

IRS Extended the Federal Tax Deadline for California Storm Victims

Remember that while the official deadline to file and pay federal taxes is April 18, 2023, the IRS announced an extended deadline for those affected by the storms that have been pummeling California.

If you live or have business in any of the localities listed below, you have until May 15, 2023 to file federal individual and business tax returns and make the related tax payments.

ColusaSan Diego
El DoradoSan Joaquin
GlennSan Luis Obispo
HumboldtSan Mateo
Los AngelesSanta Barbara
MarinSanta Clara
MariposaSanta Cruz
San Bernardino

Other localities added later to the disaster area will also qualify for the same tax relief. You can check the updated list on the section Tax Relief in Disaster Situations on the IRS website.

Have Questions? at JT Tax Services, We Have Answers

At JT Tax Services, we give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are limiting your liability while staying compliant with all regulations.

We are located in Oxnard, California, contact us today by email (, telephone (805-984-8890), or through our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to schedule a consultation or to learn more about our services.

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