Citing Shutdown, IRS Delays Tax Filing Season By 10 Days

Law360, New York (December 19, 2013, 11:59 AM EST) -- The Internal Revenue Service will open the 2014 filing season on Jan. 31, 10 days later than planned due to the government shutdown that occurred this fall, the agency announced on Wednesday.

The extra time will let the IRS program and test its tax processing systems, an annual process that was delayed during the 16-day shutdown in October.

"Our teams have been working hard throughout the fall to prepare for the upcoming tax season," IRS acting Commissioner Danny Werfel said in a statement. "The late January opening...
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