IRS to Delay Start of Tax Filing Season

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IRS Logo 150x150 IRS to Delay Start of Tax Filing SeasonDue to the government shutdown earlier this month, the IRS has announced that it is delaying the start of the tax filing season for 2013 returns by one or two weeks, although the April 15 deadline remains in place.

The IRS said it expects to delay the start of when it will accept 2013 returns to some time between Jan 28 and Feb. 4.  The final decision on when filing can start will be announced in December.

“Readying our systems to handle the tax season is an intricate, detailed process, and we must take the time to get it right,” Daniel I. Werfel, the acting I.R.S. commissioner, said in a statement.

“The adjustment to the start of the filing season provides us the necessary time to program, test and validate our systems so that we can provide a smooth filing and refund process for the nation’s taxpayers,” Werfel said. “We want the public and tax professionals to know about the delay well in advance so they can prepare.”

The IRS furloughed more than 90 percent of its work force during the 16-day government shutdown.

There is still time to implement strategies that will help you save on 2013 taxes.  Contact our Costa Mesa law firm for more information.

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