2021 tax filing season begins Feb. 12

IR-2021-16, January 15, 2021

WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service announced that the nation’s tax season will start on Friday, February 12, 2021, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns.

The February 12 start date for individual tax return filers allows the IRS time to do additional programming and testing of IRS systems following the December 27 tax law changes that provided a second round of Economic Impact Payments and other benefits.

This programming work is critical to ensuring IRS systems run smoothly. If filing season were opened without the correct programming in place, then there could be a delay in issuing refunds to taxpayers. These changes ensure that eligible people will receive any remaining stimulus money as a Recovery Rebate Credit when they file their 2020 tax return.

To speed refunds during the pandemic, the IRS urges taxpayers to file electronically with direct deposit as soon as they have the information they need. People can begin filing their tax returns immediately with tax software companies, including IRS Free File partners. These groups are starting to accept tax returns now, and the returns will be transmitted to the IRS starting February 12.

“Planning for the nation’s filing season process is a massive undertaking, and IRS teams have been working non-stop to prepare for this as well as delivering Economic Impact Payments in record time,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “Given the pandemic, this is one of the nation’s most important filing seasons ever. This start date will ensure that people get their needed tax refunds quickly while also making sure they receive any remaining stimulus payments they are eligible for as quickly as possible.”

Last year’s average tax refund was more than $2,500. More than 150 million tax returns are expected to be filed this year, with the vast majority before the Thursday, April 15 deadline.

Under the PATH Act, the IRS cannot issue a refund involving the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) before mid-February. The law provides this additional time to help the IRS stop fraudulent refunds and claims from being issued, including to identity thieves.

The IRS anticipates a first week of March refund for many EITC and ACTC taxpayers if they file electronically with direct deposit and there are no issues with their tax returns. This would be the same experience for taxpayers if the filing season opened in late January. Taxpayers will need to check Where’s My Refund for their personalized refund date.

Overall, the IRS anticipates nine out of 10 taxpayers will receive their refund within 21 days of when they file electronically with direct deposit if there are no issues with their tax return. The IRS urges taxpayers and tax professionals to file electronically. To avoid delays in processing, people should avoid filing paper returns wherever possible.


2020년도 무료 세금보고.


기간 3/27/2021(토) ~ 4/10/2021(토)

비영리단체 ‘창업지원센터’가 3월 27일부터 4월10일까지 개인과 업주들을 위한 무료 세금 보고 대행 서비스를 제공한다.

8년째 무료 세금보고를 지원하고 있는 창업지원센터는  “올해 세금보고 시기도 늦어진데다 바쁘게 살다보니 아직도 세금보고를 하지 않은 한인들이 많다”며 “많은 한인들이 제때 세금을 보고할 수 있도록 한인 세무·회계사들이 힘을 모으게 됐다”고 전했다.

세금 보고 서비스를 받기 위해서는 아래 양식을 통하여 사전 예약을 해야 한다.

올해 서비스는 비대면으로 온라인으로만 이루어 질 예정이다.

( 자세한 사항은 추후 통보 예정)

  • Application (등록이 되면 Email 로 송부)
  • Driver License
  • 납세자, 배우자 및 부양가족의 유효한 소셜 카드
  • 세금 보고서상 주소득자, 부소득자 및 부양가족의 생년월일
  • 모든 고용주에게서 받은 임금 및 소득 내역서 양식 W-2, W-2G, 1099-R
  • 은행의 이자 및 배당금 내역서 (양식 1099)
  • 건강보험 공제 확인서 (받았을 경우)
  • 전년도 연방 및 주 세금 보고서의 사본
  • 직접 입금에 필요한 은행고유번호(Routing Number) 및 계좌번호( Blank Check )
  • 지불된 총 데이케어 (Day Care) 비용,데이케어 서비스 제공자의 식별 번호
  • 양식1095-A, B 또는 C, 적정부담 건강 관리 (Affordable Health Care) 내역서