The 2014 tax-filing season, which was scheduled to begin on January 21, 2014, will be delayed approximately one to two weeks as a result of the recently concluded federal government shutdown, the IRS announced October 22.
As IRS employees are returning to work following the conclusion of the sixteen-day federal government shutdown that ended late last week, the agency said on October 18 it is assessing the impact the work stoppage had on its national operations.
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Due to the federal government shutdown that began last Tuesday, the US Tax Court in Washington, DC, canceled trial sessions scheduled to begin on October 7 and 8 in several cities throughout the country.
Because of the federal government shutdown, the IRS will be unable to issue tax refunds until the stalemate in Congress is over, but the agency reiterated that all taxpayers should continue to meet their normal tax obligations.
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has created a questions-and-answers page on the tax section portion of its website to help practitioners working to complete tax returns during the federal government shutdown.
Despite the federal government shutdown that went into effect October 1, the deadline for many of the more than twelve million taxpayers who requested an automatic six-month extension from the IRS to file their 2012 tax returns and make payments will remain October 15.