The IRS has announced a delay of approximately one to two weeks to the start of the 2014 tax filing season, in order to allow adequate time to fully test the tax-processing systems following the 16-day US Government shutdown.

The IRS will make a final decision on the start of the 2014 filing season in December, but they are looking at ways to shorten the anticipated delay.

The original start date for tax filing was January 21. If the delay is one to two weeks long, the IRS will start accepting and processing 2013 individual tax returns between January 28 and February 4, 2014.

The IRS have also stated that the April 15 tax deadline is set by statute and will not be changed. However, taxpayers have been reminded that they can request an automatic six-month extension for filing their tax return.

AG Tax LLP Can Help

If you have any tax-related queries, need assistance with tax planning or filing your tax returns please contact us. Our team comprises of highly experienced tax professionals with extensive knowledge of U.S. and Canadian tax laws as well as cross-border compliance

Furthermore, as a full service accounting firm, AG Tax assures complete assistance with even your most complex tax needs.

We can assist with:

  • Canadian Personal and corporate tax returns
  • Cross Border Taxation and Business Planning
  • U.S. Personal and Corporate Taxation
  • Disclosure of Foreign Assets and other information filings
  • Retirement planning
  • State Sales Tax & E-commerce Taxation
  • Estate Planning, Inheritance tax advice

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