Shutterstock.com For once it’s the IRS — and not taxpayers — doing the procrastinating. The agency postponed the start of tax-filing season to Jan. 30, officials said Tuesday, a delay that will push back refunds issued to early filers by more than a week.
The 8-day delay was necessary to give tax officials more time to update forms and test processing systems following the last-minute changes Congress rolled out to avert the fiscal cliff, the IRS said Tuesday. Alas, the April 15th filing deadline will not be pushed back as well.
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