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17965: 2023.01.12 Broadcast - IRS Individual e-File Start Date


2023.01.12 Broadcast - IRS Individual e-File Start Date


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IRS Individual e-File Start Date

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced in IR-2023-05 that they will begin accepting and processing 2023 individual tax returns on January 23, 2023. The news release also provides tips, key dates, and other details about the filing season.

Here is some additional information that will help you plan for an easier opening to filing season:

  • Returns sent to Drake Software before January 23, 2023, will be held in a queue and will be transmitted to the IRS once the agency begins processing
  • When the IRS starts processing returns, acknowledgments may be unpredictable due to the high volume
  • The IRS began accepting business returns on January 12, 2023
  • The 2023 Individual filing season deadline is April 18, 2023

2023 Clean Vehicle Tax Credit

The IRS has issued Notice 2023-1 in response to the new 2023 Clean Vehicle Tax Credit, a provision of the Inflation Reduction Act. Taxpayers may be eligible for a credit of up to $7500 for purchasing and placing a qualifying new plug-in electric vehicle (EV) or fuel cell vehicle (FCV) in service if the following income limitations are met.

Modified adjusted gross income (AGI) must not exceed:

  • $300,000 for married couples filing jointly
  • $225,000 for heads of households
  • $150,000 for all other filers

Sellers must report all required information to the IRS at the time of sale. Please visit the Department of Energy's Electric Vehicles with Final Assembly in North America page and use the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Decoder tool under "Specific Assembly Location Based on VIN" to see if a specific vehicle meets assembly requirements.  To review the rules for qualifying used clean vehicles, visit the Used Clean Vehicle Credit page on

Additional resources: 

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