Just like we experienced in 2013, the 2014 tax year will have a delayed start due to the recent government shutdown. The IRS traditionally performs its systems and forms testing in the fourth quarter of the calendar year. The most recent 16 day shutdown will push back the opening of the tax season such that they will not begin accepting 2013 tax returns until the end of January 2014 or the beginning of February 2014 due to the need for additional time for this testing. The April 15th filing deadline will remain in effect.
To read Sally P. Schreiber J. D.’s article published by the Journal of Accountancy and to see other IRS services that are delayed, please click here.
Kelly A. O’Leary, CPA, CGMA, MBA, CITP, CIA
Vice President, Finance and Administration
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