Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Federal tax filing in U.S. to start Jan. 31, delayed by shutdown

Patrick Temple-West for Reuters / Chicago Tribune writes:  - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service said on Wednesday that Americans can begin filing their 2013 individual tax returns on Jan. 31, slightly later-than-normal due to October's federal government shutdown.

Tax filing had been scheduled to start on Jan. 21, but complications from the 16-day shutdown caused a delay, the IRS said in a statement.

"The late January opening gives us enough time to get things right with our programming, testing and systems validation,"  acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel said in a statement.

The due date for submitting tax forms is April 15.


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