The 2023 tax season officially begins today, January 23rd. Families in your network may be reaching out with questions about available tax credits, where they can get support filing their tax returns, key dates, and more. While the Child Tax Credit has reverted to its 2020 value, families with at least $2,500 in 2022 earned income can still get up to $2,000 per child off their 2022 tax burden (they can receive up to $1,500 per child even after any taxes are paid). And if families did not get their full 2021 expanded Child Tax Credit, they can still file to get that as well. Here are some resources to help you navigate the start of tax season and point people in the right direction.
- IRS information on the 2023 tax season: This news release from the IRS includes key dates for the 2023 tax season, information on free tax filing software, helpful tips for filers, and other information to support individuals as they prepare to submit their tax returns. Click here for the IRS news release.
- “What You Need to Know to File Taxes in 2023” from the Get It Back Campaign: Check out this resource for information on different tax credits available this filing season, how individuals can claim tax credits from previous years, free tax filing options, and more. Click here for Get It Back’s 2023 tax season resource.
- “What to Bring to a Tax Appointment (Tax Checklist)” from the Get It Back Campaign: You do not need to be a tax expert to help families file their returns and claim the money to which they are entitled. One way you can support families you work with is by ensuring they have gathered all the necessary documents and information they will need to file tax returns. This tax checklist will include a Spanish translation soon. Click here for Get It Back’s 2023 tax checklist.
- “All You Need to Know About the Child Tax Credit and Other Credits This Tax Season” Recorded Training: Looking to learn more about the 2021 expanded Child Tax Credit and how families can still claim it? Want information on other tax credits available this season and free tax filing options? Check out this recorded training (from January 19, 2023) from the Coalition on Human Needs, Partnership for America’s Children, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Code for America, and Prosperity Now. Click here for the English version of the training and click here for the Spanish version of the training.