The IRS announced that they will delay the opening of electronic and paper return filing until the end of the month, pushing tax season back 15 days.
Tax consultants tell us the delay in the fiscal cliff is the main reason why tax season has been pushed back. What this means is no refunds will be issued in the month of January.
Since the major delay in the passing of the fiscal cliff, anything affected by ATRA, the American Taxpayer Relief Act would change.
This prompted the Internal Revenue Service to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on January 30th.
Owner of Tax Works Plus, Cyndi Krahe, tells us the IRS will not allow or accept any types of returns that have been sent in manually or by paper.
Normally, by the first of January you could mail in your tax returns and have a tax refund by the end of the month.
The 13 week tax season has been reduced to 9 weeks, but Krahe tells us you'll be better off to wait to file electronically on January 30th and then receive your tax return on February 6th.
No matter what, the deadline that you're required to file your tax return or extension is April 15th.