The IRS announced this week that taxpayers can begin filing federal income tax returns with depreciation and education forms this week. On Sunday, February 10, the IRS will accept tax returns which include federal form 4562, Depreciation and Amortization, and on Thursday, February 14, the IRS will accept tax returns which include federal form 8863, Education Credits (for taxpayers claiming the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit). Those forms are being rolled out a few days earlier than expected.
With this, most taxpayers can file their federal income tax returns for the 2013 tax season. Most of the remaining forms will be available for processing by the first week in March.