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How to Prepare for Tax Season 2024


January 22, 2024

Tax season has begun! The IRS can help you find answers to common tax questions, so we’ve consolidated these resources to guide you.

About Tax Season 2024

Note: The information below is about federal taxes and returns for individual taxpayers (including self-employed taxpayers) only and does not include information on business taxes or state income taxes.

When Is Tax Season 2024?

IRS will begin accepting and processing individual tax returns on January 29, 2024, and will continue through the April 15th filing deadline, though some taxpayers may continue to file their returns after this date.

Tax Day 2024: When Is the Filing Deadline?

For individual taxpayers, the deadline is April 15, 2024, a Monday. That means that any digital filing must be completed by or on this date and that paper filings sent by mail must be postmarked by or on this date with the correct address and sufficient postage.

Taxpayers living in Maine or Massachusetts have until April 17, 2024, to file. The extended deadline is due to the Patriot’s Day and Emancipation Day holidays. If a taxpayer resides in a federally declared disaster area, they also may have additional time to file.

Where to Get Help With Filing Your 2024 Taxes

Your login can be helpful during tax season! partners with both public and private sector organizations within the tax industry that can help get you pointed in the right direction.

Gathering Your Tax Information

  • If you need your tax records or Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) from prior years, navigate to your IRS Online Account, click “Sign in to your online account,” and then click “Access your account with”
    • You can also manage your tax payments or check your return status online at
  • Go to to get your Social Security transcript (if necessary) or request a replacement form SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S.  
  • If you collected unemployment benefits, you may navigate to your State Workforce Agency to obtain a copy of your 1099. Visit the GovHub for direct access to partners.* 
  • If you’re a veteran, learn more about your 1095-B at

TIP: Tax preparation software and services may help you get your taxes filed quickly, and some may enable you to file for free, especially if your return is simple. Explore your options.

*You can find more information about the government services available to you with your credential at Government.

Stay Aware of Tax Changes

Tax laws and incentives change regularly. Staying aware of those annual changes when tax season arrives may help you get a bigger refund or pay a smaller amount if you owe taxes.

More IRS Resources

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