Tax Tips for January 2023

Tax Tip 2023-11, January 31, 2023 — As people get ready to file a 2022 tax return, they may have questions or need additional information. has tool and resources that can put the information a taxpayer needs at their fingertips. Taxpayers can bookmark the links below or save them as favorites on their computer or other device. Having this info just a click away can help taxpayers approach tax season with confidence.

Tax Tip 2023-10, January 30, 2023 — The due date to file 2022 Form W-2, Form W-3, and Form 1099-NEC is January 31, 2023. Employers and other businesses should be sure to make this important deadline.

Tax Tip 2023-09, January 26, 2023 — The IRS is now accepting tax returns for the 2023 filing season, and IRS Free File – a program that makes brand-name tax software and electronic filing available to most taxpayers for free – is now open and ready for taxpayers to use.

Tax Tip 2023-08, January 25, 2023 — Businesses or other payers required to take backup withholding funds from payments should make sure they have a few upcoming filing deadlines on their calendar.

Tax Tip 2023-07, January 24, 2023 — Most of the common errors taxpayers make on their tax returns are easily avoidable. By carefully reviewing their return, taxpayers can save time and effort by not having to correct it later.

Tax Tip 2023-06, January 23, 2023 — The adoption tax credit lets families who were in the adoption process during 2022 claim up to $14,890 in eligible adoption expenses for each eligible child. Taxpayers can apply the credit to international, domestic, private and public foster care adoptions.

Tax Tip 2023-05, January 12, 2023 — In recent years, the gig economy has changed how people do business and provide services. Taxpayers must report their gig economy earnings on a tax return – whether they earned that money through a part-time, temporary or side gig.

Tax Tip 2023-04, January 11, 2023 — Many taxpayers make quarterly estimated tax payments during the year to stay current on their taxes. Anyone who paid too little tax in 2022 needs to make a fourth quarter payment on or before January 17 to avoid an unexpected potential tax bill or penalty when they file in 2023.

Tax Tip 2023-03, January 10, 2023 — One of the first decisions taxpayers must make when completing a tax return is whether to take the standard deduction or itemize their deductions. There are several factors that can influence a taxpayer’s choice, including changes to their tax situation, any changes to the standard deduction amount and recent tax law changes.

Tax Tip 2023-02, January 9, 2023 — The tax filing season is a popular time for scammers to call and try to dupe unsuspecting taxpayers. These thieves often make threatening or alarming calls posing as the IRS to try to steal taxpayer money or personal information.

Tax Tip 2023-01, January 3, 2023 — By law, all taxpayers have fundamental rights when they're interacting with the IRS. These rights apply all year, not just during the filing season.

IRS tax tips from January 2011 forward.