The IRS has announced that it successfully opened the 2019 tax-filing season on 1/28/19, as planned. It expects the first refunds to go out the first week of February, and many refunds to be paid by mid-to-late February. The IRS notes that refunds, by law, can’t be issued before 2/15/19 for tax returns that claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit. The IRS web tool “Where’s My Refund?” has the most up-to-date information available about refunds. The tool is updated daily. Visit the site here: https://bit.ly/2cl5MZo.