New Tax Codes Causing Delays In Filing 2012 Returns

Rogers has plenty of companies dealing with 2012’s tax code confusion that was caused by Congress. The New Year’s Day fiscal cliff vote that reworked tax codes created such an IRS paperwork problem that there are still dozens of forms not even available yet, including federal forms for general business credits, mortgage interest credits and energy efficient home credits.

Tax software companies are being forced to play catch-up as well. The program Rogers uses for California’s tax forms still isn’t available.

“It’s been frustrating,” he said.

With all the problems plaguing the start of tax season, one would think such a big delay would grant an extended deadline, but with even less time to file, the taxpayer deadline will stick to April 15.

Because of the late tax code changes the IRS has delayed the start of filing season. It typically begins January 15 but was moved it to January 30.

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