In IR–2022–16 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offered five tips for the filing season that starts on January 24, 2022. The IRS notes this is a year with "unprecedented circumstances" due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It will be important for taxpayers to follow IRS best practices to file their returns and avoid any delays in processing refunds.
Accurate Return — The most accurate tax return will be available through electronic filing and selecting a direct deposit for your refund. You may do this through a trusted tax provider or using e-file tax software. The benefit of e-filing software is that it performs math addition for you and greatly reduces the number of simple errors that frequently occur when individuals use a manual method to prepare tax returns. The software also simplifies filing with a question–and–answer system.
Collect Documents — You will need to collect your IRS Forms W-2, Forms 1099 or other statements that show taxable income....More