Get an early start on your 2016 taxes!

Attention all American expats and greencard holders: The IRS begins accepting returns on January 23, 2017. While the actual return due date is April 18* (the IRS provides a automatic 2-month filing extension for US expats, but this extension does not apply to tax payment obligations – interest begins accruing on any tax due after the regular April deadline), it is always best to get started as early in the season as possible in case there are any unanticipated complexities in your tax situation, and of course to beat the busy season rush.

*The filing deadline for 2016 tax returns is April 18, 2017, as the usual April 15 date falls on a Saturday, and the 17th (Mon) is a legal holiday in the District of Columbia.