IRS Opens 2015 tax filing season

IRS Opens 2015 tax filing season

ATLANTA, GA (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Internal Revenue Service

Following the passage of the extenders legislation, the Internal Revenue Service anticipates opening the 2015 filing season as scheduled. The IRS will begin accepting tax returns electronically on Jan. 20. Paper tax returns will begin processing at the same time.

The decision follows Congress renewing a number of "extender" provisions of the tax law that expired at the end of 2013. These provisions were renewed by Congress through the end of 2014. The final legislation was signed into law Dec 19, 2014.

The IRS reminds taxpayers that filing electronically is the most accurate way to file a tax return and the fastest way to get a refund. "As Jan. 20 approaches, IRS Spokesman Mark Green reminded taxpayers that has a range of information and services to help taxpayers prepare their tax returns". Electronic filing is just one of the many services available through to help people with their taxes.

"There is no advantage to people filing tax returns on paper in early January instead of waiting for e-file to begin," Green said.

More information about IRS Free File and other information about the 2015 filing season will be available in January on

Tax information, forms and publications are available through the IRS Web site 24 hours a day at

If you don't have access to the Internet or want to speak with an IRS representative, you may call the IRS toll-free at 1-800-829-1040 for tax information. To order forms or publications, call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676