Don’t file a paper return, call the IRS on a Wednesday, and other advice to get through a turbulent 2022 tax season

It’s going to be wild. So here’s our indispensable guide to filing your 2021 taxes, all in one convenient place.

(Chanelle Nibbelink for The Washington Post)
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The new tax season has begun, and if you’re among the unlucky millions still waiting for your 2020 federal return to be processed, your frustration level will probably just escalate.

Some taxpayers have already been complaining about conflicting directions from the IRS. Three days after the season began, the agency stopped sending certain notices because they were leaving filers confused and angry — or both.

These are the most frequently asked questions I’ve been receiving about the new tax season. Here’s what I know: