IRS and State Tax Return Changes by Tax Year

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Tax Year Changes

Below, find an overview of IRS tax law or tax return changes by tax year and expected implications for taxpayers. This page is updated as the latest tax changes become available. Find state-related tax return information here.

Tax laws constantly change, expire, are adjusted, or are removed.

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Tax Return Updates for 2023

These returns are due by April 15, 2024. IRS releases updates and changes for upcoming tax years as laws are processed and developed. The table below will be updated as the IRS issues news updates, publications, and laws.

2023 Tax Changes
Did you know that there are tax credits you could qualify for on your 2023 tax return, due in 2024 if you purchase an electric vehicle (EV) in 2023 or after? The EV Tax Credit has been around for years, worth up to $7,500, which you could claim as a nonrefundable tax credit. Beginning in 2023, you may be able to claim a fully refundable payment of $7,500 for purchasing a new plug-in electric vehicle or hybrid.
For 2023 there are no 1099-K reporting requirements. This change would have drastically increased the number of tax forms issued to the gig economy and independent contractors. The IRS announced to postpone this reporting requirement for tax year 2024.

Keep up with other tax news as well as tax rumors that may become law. This page will be updated with laws only as they apply to respective tax years.

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Tax Return Updates for 2024

These changes are for tax year 2024 or returns due in 2025.

2024 Tax Changes
2024 Tax Year Changes.
NOT FINAL: The 1099-K reporting requirements might be required for tax year 2024. This would increase the number of tax forms issued to the gig economy and independent contractors. We will update this page once this is finalized for 2024.

Tax Year Returns for 2022

The table below summarizes changes for 2022 Taxes with a due date of April 2023 and eFile date of October 2023. . These changes are all applied to our 15+ free 2022 tax calculators and tools that will provide all accurate answers. Get an idea of your taxes using the table below and the free calculators before starting your return on so you can better understand your taxes.

2022 Tax Changes
The Child Tax Credit for 2022 is worth up to $2,000 per child. There is an earned income requirement, and it can be fully refundable up to $1,500. As a result, many taxpayers will face lower refunds for tax year 2022 compared to 2021 when it was fully refundable and had no income requirement. Estimate and calculate your Child Tax Credit or read this detailed IRS publication on the CTC.
The 2022 maximum Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit is $2,100, down from $8,000 for Tax Year 2021. This change will reduce tax refunds for 2022. Calculate your Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit or read this detailed IRS publication on the CDCC.
For Tax Year 2022, no Recovery Rebate Credits are available compared to Tax Years 2020 and 2021. Stimulus 1 and 2, or associated recovery credit rebates, can only be claimed by filing a 2021 tax return or amendment. For Stimulus 3 and the Recovery Rebate Credit, a 2021 Return or amendment has to be filed. A stimulus four payment package was never signed or issued.
The Earned Income Tax Credit was made easier to claim in 2021 for single filers. However, for 2022 and all other tax years, it is reverted back to regular qualifications. See if you are eligible to claim the EITC.
In 2022, the IRS was putting in more effort to track gains from cryptocurrency sales or trades. Though this must be reported on a tax return every year, the IRS is now making it clearer for taxpayers to know how and when to report a gain or loss from virtual currencies they may have sold or exchanged.
For 2022, the additional or "above-the-line charitable deduction" worth up to $300 for single filers and $600 for married joint filers is no longer available. The itemized deduction for charitable donations remains for 2022.
For 2022, the income reporting requirements for Form 1099-K did not change for 2022 as initially proposed by the IRS. This change would have drastically increased the number of tax forms issued to the gig economy and independent contractors.
Annual Tax Changes
The following are some of the adjustments or changes that the IRS makes every year to keep up with inflation:
The IRS has not processed all of the 2020 and 2021 tax returns they received. This might create AGI verification issues for taxpayers and their 2022 tax returns. The National Taxpayer Advocate issued a warning to lawmakers in their annual report to Congress that the backlog creates “challenges and delays for the 2023 tax filing season for taxpayers.” See statistical IRS processing data on unprocessed tax returns.

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