2023 Tax Time Guide

This tax season, we want to make sure you receive every dollar you deserve. That’s why we’re sharing tax filing resources that are 100% FREE for you. Browse our one-stop guide to master tax time and make it your bonus season.

We will continue to update this guide as more resources become available, so make sure to bookmark it.

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Quick Facts

  • Feb. 12 – When the IRS will start processing tax returns
  • April 18 – Deadline to file your tax return
  • Need tax assistance? – The IRS is holding special Saturday hours starting at many Taxpayer Assistance Centers to help people during this filing season. No appointments required. Learn more at irs.gov/saturdayhours

Tax Time Resources

NEW FOR 2023!

6 Tax Updates You Need To Know For The 2023 Tax Season Including 1099-K, CTC & ETIC

5 DIY Tips for filing your taxes online

Home Energy Tax Credits and Rebates That Can Reduce the Costs of Home Ownership

Tips to Get Your Tax Refund Faster and When to Expect Your Refund

Everything You Need to Know About Debt And Taxes

6 Times You May Be Surprised By Unexpected Taxes


How do I know if I should file taxes online or get help from a tax preparer?

How do I safely find and pick a tax preparer or online tax software?

What Should I do with an IRS Letter?

How to fix your tax return after making a tax filing mistake

Avoid tax scams and overcome identity theft this tax season

Get Tax Filing Help

Tax Time Allies connects you with IRS-certified volunteers who provide free help with basic income tax return preparation to qualified individuals through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs. 

Find tax help

Getyourrefund.org provides free tax prep services to families earning less than $66,000 a year. Trained, IRS-certified volunteers will help you prepare and double-check your tax return before filing. These volunteers can also help you file for previous years and make sure you receive tax credits you qualify for.

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Stay Alert for Fraud & Scams During Tax Time

Many people receive a lot of money in their tax refund. Unfortunately, scammers know this and often try to take advantage of people during this time. It’s important to be vigilant and know what to expect during tax time so you stay one step ahead.

Already Filed? Check the Status of Your Refund

Check the status of your refund using Where’s My Refund and the IRS2go app.

Tax Time Activities

Our 2023 Tax Time pledge and activities have ended, but you can participate in our 2024 Tax Time pledge and activities by signing up for SaverLife.

Sign Up Now – Forever Free

We’re giving out $15,000 in cash rewards for tax time saving activities, and you have 3 ways to win:

1) Tax Time Pledge

We’re giving away $10 to 35 SaverLife members every week! Pledge to save any portion of your tax return, and you’ll be entered to win.
Pledge Now!

2) Save Your Refund Challenge [NEW]

Starting Feb. 20, we’re giving away $7,500 to linked members who opt in to the challenge and save $150 by March 31.
Join The Challenge

3) Story Contest

We’re giving away $10 to the first 150 linked members who pledge AND share their savings story with us. Pledgers, keep an eye on your inbox for the Story Contest invite.


You can also earn 600+ points by completing Tax Time Activities, including articles and quizzes full of quick and simple tax time tips from our financial experts. That’s enough points to buy two scratchers in our point store, which means you could win another $10 cash reward!
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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.), 18 years of age and older. Void where prohibited. Promotion begins 1/9/23 and ends 3/31/23. For Official Rules, prize descriptions, odds disclosure, AMOE information, visit https://www.saverlife.org/official_rules/tax-time-2023-pledge-race-and-story-contest. Sponsor: EARN, Inc. dba SaverLife, 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 1050, San Francisco, 94104

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