The 2023 tax season is upon us. Nearly all taxpayers will submit their taxes electronically in 2023. Are you one of them? Consider this your quick guide to filing your IRS and State 2023 tax returns before the tax deadline.

When does the IRS start accepting returns in 2023?

The IRS began accepting tax returns for the 2023 tax filing season on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. You can now file your taxes, provided you have all the documents you need from your employer, bank and other institutions.

Remember, the sooner you file, the sooner you’ll get your tax refund (if any).

When are taxes due in 2023?

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, is the tax deadline for most Americans.

On Jan. 11, 2023, the IRS announced that California storm victims now have until May 15, 2023, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. The IRS is offering the extension to people in areas designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Included areas covering much of the state, including Los Angeles and San Francisco. Think you might qualify for an extension? Visit the IRS website for more details.

What if I can’t meet the tax deadline?

According to the IRS, if you need more time to file your taxes, you should request an extension of time to file. To receive an automatic 6-month extension of time to file your return, you must file Form 4868. Taxpayers should be aware that an extension of the tax deadline is not an extension of the time to pay. You may be subject to a late payment penalty on any tax not paid by the original due date of your return.

How we can help you meet the tax deadline

When it comes to tax filing, whether you’re submitting it online or not, there are many forms to fill out. It is essential that all forms are filled accurately and on-time to avoid penalties. As a small business, your bookkeeping records need to be on-point to avoid being penalized. This is where we come in. We can help small businesses to get their books up-to-date in a timely manner. If your books are messy, can help you too. Get a professional bookkeeper to provide you with precise and accurate bookkeeping for your CPA in time for this year’s tax deadline. Book your free non-obligatory consultation!