IRS: Tax Season Will Start Late, Still End on April 15

A result of the government shutdown.

The New York Times reports: “The Internal Revenue Service plans to delay the start of tax-filing season by a week or two because of the government shutdown, the agency said on Tuesday. But taxpayers will still have to turn in their 2013 returns by April 15 as usual. … It will be the second year in a row that the I.R.S. has held off accepting tax returns because of a political standoff. This year, after months of negotiations, Congress passed and President Obama signed a major fiscal deal adjusting tax rates just after New Year, leading the I.R.S. to delay the start of the filing season to Jan. 30 from Jan. 22.” This year’s new start date has not yet been determined.