2014 Tax Season Delays

Due to this month’s shutdown, taxes and returns will be delayed.

Taxpayers seeking their refund will have to wait a little longer next year because of this month’s government shutdown, the IRS said Tuesday.

The tax collecting agency said that it will have to push back the start of the 2014 filing season by a week or two, after roughly 90 percent of its operations were shuttered during a shutdown that lasted more than two weeks.

Next year’s filing season was supposed to start on Jan. 21, but will now begin no later than Feb. 4. A final decision on the start date will be announced in December.

The IRS noted Tuesday that the April 15 filing deadline is locked in by law, and that it’s looking for ways to make the delay as short as possible.

For more info, and the full article, see: http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/329937-irs-shutdown-to-delay-next-tax-filing-season#ixzz2iU8vBvWg