Late changes to federal law mean the Internal Revenue Service is still making revisions needed before the agency can begin handling tax returns.
For most taxpayers, that means a delay in filing federal returns until at least the end of this month. Regional IRS spokesman David Stewart says about eighty percent of taxpayers should be able to start filing by January 30th, but some who will be claiming certain tax credits may be forced to wait until February or March. A full list of affected forms is available at irs.gov.
Stewart reminds us that those who file electronically will be reminded by the online system about the tax credits that have been extended.