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Given IRS’ Announcement, NASE Encouraging Small Businesses to Start Preparing Now for Upcoming Tax Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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Tax Filing Season Opening Two Weeks Earlier, Now is the Time for Small Business Owners to Gather Documents, Review Tax Obligations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the news from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) there may be delays in processing 2021 tax returns and in response opening of the tax season two weeks earlier on January 24thKeith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today offered the following advice for the American public and the nation’s small business community in filing this year’s tax returns on time:

“With delays expected in processing this year’s tax returns, including any potential refunds, the number one thing the American public and small businesses can do is prepare now,” saidKeith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community. “This week the IRS announced the official start date of the tax season has been moved up by two weeks to January 24th to try and head off the potential for even greater delays.  Given these announcements, it’s even more important this year for small business owners to start early with gathering documents, reviewing updates and tax obligations.  Recent changes to the tax code are continuing to be made and those updates could likely have an impact on a lot of tax filers’ bottom-line budgets. Being prepared will help ensure your return is filed on time and without delay.”

The tax filing date this year is Monday, April 18th, 2022.

“Remember, you are not alone and there are resources out there for help, including, and, where information and assistance are readily available. If possible, you should file your 2021 tax return as soon as you can so there is not any more delay in receiving any refunds,” concluded Hall.


The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, offering a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy.

The NASE NextBizThing helps identify and connect our nation’s smallest businesses. Need small business help? Check out NASE’s Ask the Experts for advice or the NASE Minute for small business support.

The NASE is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association's website at

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