SHUTDOWN TO DELAY START OF 2014 TAX SEASON

Scott Reddersen

As a result of the 16-day government shutdown, the IRS is already predicting a delayed start to the 2014 filing season. Citing a need to allow adequate time to program and test tax processing systems, the IRS is anticipating a delay ranging from one to two weeks. If that expectation stands, taxpayers will be able to begin filing their 2013 tax returns no earlier than January 28th, and no later than February 4th.

The delay will not postpone the deadline to file 2013 tax returns.

The final decision on the beginning of filing season will be announced in December. For details, click here to view the full release from the IRS.

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