2014 Tax Season
With the governement shut the IRS was 90% closed for the entire 16 days.
Source IRS – 2014 Tax Season to Start Later Following Government Closure; IRS Sees Heavy Demand As Operations Resume
The orginal start date for tax season for 2014 tax season was January 21st.
With the goverment shut down the delay could be a week or two.
The latest possible start date is February 4, for the 2014 tax season.
However, the last day of filing for 2014 tax season is April 15th.
“Readying our systems to handle the tax season is an intricate, detailed process, and we must take the time to get it right,” Werfel said. “The adjustment to the start of the filing season provides us the necessary time to program, test and validate our systems so that we can provide a smooth filing and refund process for the nation’s taxpayers. We want the public and tax professionals to know about the delay well in advance so they can prepare for a later start of the filing season.”
We wanted our clients to know about the possibility 2014 tax filing season delay.
We will update you again in December when the IRS plans to announce the actual start date.
As always refunds are issued you faster when you e-file with direct deposit.
You should still be preparing your documents and keeping receipts with 2014 tax season.