On Friday, January 31, the IRS will begin to accept and process
individual tax returns. Hundreds of thousands of returns have already
been prepared and stockpiled, and everyone is anxious to get those
returns into the funnel as quickly as possible. Due to the high volume
of returns, IRS acknowledgment turn-around could be unpredictable for
the first few days of tax season.
If the IRS conducts preseason transmission testing, some returns may be
transmitted prior to the official start date. However, we would not
expect those returns to be considered officially processed until on or
after January 31.
You may re-transmit rejected returns as soon as you have them corrected
and ready. Again, acknowledgement turn-around could be unpredictable for
the first few days.