The IRS has entered the public testing phase for its Direct File pilot program, expanding beyond internal trials to taxpayers in twelve states including Arizona, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. The pilot testing will be accessible to users in the selected states during short and unannounced time frames to evaluate its functionality under increased volume. Users can monitor availability through the webpage and, if they miss a window, they’re encouraged to sign up for to prepare for subsequent openings. The IRS emphasizes that dates and times for access may change during this phase and promises ongoing updates as the testing progresses.

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