2016 Tax Filing Season

By Kaye A. Thomas
Current as of January 31, 2016

This page collects information, reminders and updates relating to the current tax filing season.

Tax season now open

The IRS is accepting returns for the 2015 tax year.

Guide to free tax filing

Want to prepare and file online without paying for it? There are several ways to do that, and we explain the pros and cons of each.

details: Free Tax Filing

Can’t find Pub 590?

Many people who rely on the IRS publication dealing with IRAs may have trouble finding it this year.

details: Can’t Find Pub 590?

 83b election

There’s a small procedural change for this election, which is sometimes used in connection with stock received as compensation. You still have to file this election with the IRS within 30 days after the transfer of stock, but for transfers on or after January 1, 2015 it’s no longer necessary to attach a copy of the election when you file your tax return. That’s nice because the previous requirement to attach a copy to the tax return prevented electronic filing.