IRS to push start of tax filing season back two weeks because of shutdown
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Taxpayers will have to wait to file their taxes, thanks to the partial federal government shutdown.
The Internal Revenue Service says it will delay the start of the tax filing season by up to two weeks.
In a statement, the IRS says the move was necessary to allow "adequate time to program and test tax processing systems" following the 16-day federal government closure.
The original filing season was set to begin Jan. 21, 2014.
A new filing start date will be announced in December.
Taxpayers can still send in paper tax returns any time, but the IRS won't look at any until the season officially starts.
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