2018 Tax Season
The IRS has announced that the start of the 2019 filing season will start accepting business tax returns on January 8, 2019. “WASHINGTON — Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service today confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled.” The Trump Administration has stated that the IRS will issue out refunds during the current governmental shut down. Normally the IRS does not issue income tax refunds during a government shut down.
The implementation of the federal tax overhaul could further complicate matters for taxpayers we look forward to helping you navigate through these changes. With the 2018 tax year being the first to be subject to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which brought sweeping changes to the tax code, as well as new tax forms. Various TCJA implementation activities, such as the development of new publications and instructions, will continue because they’re funded by earlier appropriations legislation. Until the shut down is over taxpayers will not be able to reach a live customer service representative from the IRS.
The income tax filing deadline will be April 15, 2019. The states of Maine and Massachusetts will have a filing deadline date of April 17, 2019. If you have any questions about filing your income tax returns please give us a call.
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