The start of the tax filing season in 2014 may be delayed by one or two weeks, the Internal Revenue Service announced. Originally, the IRS had planned to open the filing season on January 21, 2014, for taxpayers who want to file their 2013 tax returns. However, the recent 16-day government shut down resulted in delays in programming and testing of the IRS's tax return processing systems. The IRS expects to begin processing 2013 tax returns sometime between January 28 and February 4, 2014.
The IRS reminds us that the April 15th filing deadline remains unchanged, and that taxpayers can always request an extension if they need additional time to file.
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