July 30, 2015 | Updated at 12:48 AM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Tax Returns Jan. 30; IRS Changes Date Due to Fiscal Cliff But Some Forms Not Accepted Until March

The fiscal cliff has impacted tax season by pushing its start to Jan. 30.

By Dexter Keyton, EnStars on Jan 09, 2013 12:18 PM EST
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Women walk out of an Internal Revenue Service office in New York April 18, 2011. (Photo : Reuters)

The Internal Revenue Service announced this week that it will accept tax returns starting Jan. 30.

The agency originally planned to start accepting tax returns on Jan. 22, but delayed its schedule by eight days in order to update its computer system. Many of the changes to their system and forms come from the recent fiscal cliff legislation that was passed last week, which means IRS had to quickly update to match the new federal requirements.

"We have worked hard to open tax season as soon as possible," said IRS Acting Commissioner Steve T. Miller in a press announcement reported by The Los Angeles Times. "This date ensures we have the time we need to update and test our processing systems."

The IRS also warned that some of the common forms used by taxpayers will not be able to be filed until early February or March.

Some of the reasons that taxpayers will have to wait is if they want to claim a residential energy tax credit, report property depreciation or claim a general business credit. The full list of forms that will not be available until February or March is available on the IRS website.

The filing delay will likely cause some trouble for certain taxpayers, however, the change in date is not likely going to have an impact on business for the tax preparation company. 

"With refunds now coming several weeks later, those who can afford it the least are impacted the most," Kathy Pickering, executive director of the Tax Institute at H&R Block, said to Reuters. "[But] we don't expect this will affect our overall volume at all."

Both electronic and paper returns will be accepted starting Jan. 30. Taxpayers who want to file their own taxes electronically can do so free through the IRS Free File program. The quickest way to get a tax refund is to file electronically and have your refund direct-deposited to your bank account.

© 2015 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Draya Michele

Shaunie O'Neal, Evelyn Lozada & Tami Roman Might Be Anti Draya Michele On New 'BBWLA'

The ladies of 'Basketball Wives LA' have their differences this season but one thing they can agree on is they're not fans of Draya Michele's new attitude.

Once Upon a Time

How 'Once Upon a Time' Season 5 Will Be Like Season 1 Again

The new season of 'Once Upon a Time' may feel like the first season.

Mark Harmon

'NCIS' Season 13 Premiere Episode Officially Titled 'Stop the Bleeding'

What does the premiere episode title of 13th season of 'NCIS' mean?

Kalenna Harper

Kalenna Only Has One Regret About Throwing Water In Rasheeda's Face On 'LHHATL'

Kalenna Harper is unbothered after she threw a drink in her former friend Rasheeda's face. In fact, there's only one thing she wishes she could change.

The Duggar Family

Is The Duggar Family Going Broke?

Is The Duggar family at risk of losing it all?

Ashlyn Pearce

Ashlyn Pearce Speaks Out About Aly's Shocking Death On 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

The actress took to social media to address the trn of events and thank fans for their support.

WWE Raw

Monday Night 'Raw' LIVE STREAM Free: Watch WWE Wrestling 2015 Online @ 8 pm ET

Catch Brock Lessner and the Undertaker live online

Future and Ciara

Future Just Can't Stop Talking About His Ex In Interviews

Future admits to feeling 'embarrassed' for his ex-fiance Ciara.

The cast of 'Days of Our Lives' posing at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Is 'Days of Our Lives' No Longer In Jeopardy Of Being Canceled?

The show has seen a spike in viewership.

Draya Michele & Orlando Scandrick

Draya Michele Rocks Engagement Ring After Split With Orlando Scandrick

Draya Michele proudly wore what looks like her engagement ring after she and Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick battled it out on social media following their split.

Adiz 'Bambi' Benson

Bambi Gets Way Too Close To Another Man On 'LHHATL' Amid Lil Scrappy Drama

Bambi might have found comfort with an aspiring rapper as she and Lil Scrappy face challenges in their relationship on 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.'

Witches Of East End

'Witches Of East End' Petition Is Still Gaining Signatures

It's been months since the cancellation of 'Witches of East End' was announced, but the petition to help bring it back is (surprisingly) still open.

Cecil the Lion

The Internet Is Pissed At An American Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion

After Walter Palmer was outed by the media, people took to social media to express outrage at him.

Latest News

Doctor Who

Missy Has A Shocking 'Doctor Who' Connection To Amy Pond? Michelle Gomez Teases Big Reveal

The BBC series reused a prominent location in season 8, and it wasn't a coincidence

Bucky Barnes catches Captain America's Shield in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

Cast Aside What You Think You Know About The 'Ant-Man' Post-Credit Scene - Sebastian Stan Explains The Truth

What exactly is happening when Caps and Falcon find the Winter Soldier?

Katherine McNamara

'Shadowhunters' Katherine McNamara Teases 'Dark, Edgy & Sexy' For Older Audience, New VIDEO From Set

The woman behind Clary teases a dark spin on 'Mortal Instruments'

Teen Wolf

New 'Teen Wolf' Midseason Finale Title Will Take Your Breath Away, Literally

Find out what episode 10 holds for Scott and his pack

Marcus Grodd & Lacy Faddoul

Lacy Faddoul & Marcus Grodd Dish On Why They Returned To 'Bachelor in Paradise' To Get Hitched

Viewers of 'Bachelor in Paradise' season 2 will see Lacy Faddoul and Marcus Grodd get wed.

Javi Marroquin & Kailyn Lowry

Kailyn Lowry Tells Javi Marroquin They Are On The 'Edge' Of Getting Divorced On 'Teen Mom 2'

Things aren't looking good for Kailyn Lowry and her husband Javi Marroquin.

Featured Videos

From Our Partners

Jon Jones

Jon Jones Next Fight: MMA Legend Thinks Fedor Emelianenko Could Beat 'Bones' [VIDEO]

Bas Rutten is hoping Fedor Emelianenko joins UFC and wouldn't count him out against anyone, including Jon Jones

Kevin Owens

Kevin Owens WWE Rumors: Former NXT Champ Threatens Cesaro, 'He Better Watch His Back' [VIDEO]

WWE Superstar Kevin Owens didn't mince words when addressing Cesaro.

Clayton Kershaw

Los Angeles Dodgers Rumors: Clayton Kershaw Injured? L.A. Mulls Pulling Southpaw From Start [VIDEO]

The Dodgers may pull Clayton Kershaw from his start due to an injury. Here are the latest details.

MLS All Star Game

MLS All Stars vs. Tottenham Live Stream Free Online: MLS All Star Game 2015, Projected Lineups and Tactical Preview

Two teams looking to entertain will do battle today in a friendly between the MLS All Stars and Tottenham. The match scheduled for 9 p.m. ET will be held at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Colorado and can be live streamed here free. Additional TV coverage can be found on Fox Sports 1.

Manchester United

Manchester United vs. PSG Free Online: International Champions Cup 2015, Projected Lineups and Tactical Preview

Two clubs looking to return to form will do battle today in a friendly between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain. The International Champions Cup match scheduled for 9 p.m. ET will be held at Soldier Field in Chicago and can be live streamed here free. Additional TV coverage can be found on Fox Sports 1.

David Price

New York Yankees Rumors: David Price Trade A Priority, May Involve 'Bidding War'?

Three teams are expected to go hard for Tigers ace David Price if he is made available.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid Transfer News: Cristiano Ronaldo €120 Million PSG Bid Denied, Karim Benzema £40.5 Million Arsenal Bid and More

Be wary of social media, especially if you're an Arsenal fan. The North London club was spurned by Karim Benzema on Tuesday, much like Paris Saint-Germain were spurned by the rumor mill in the Spanish capital.

Sasha Banks

Sasha Banks WWE Rumors: Team B.A.D. Calls Out 'Tough Enough' Competitors [VIDEO]

Team B.A.D. guest starred on 'Tough Enough' this week and they had some words for the competitors after the show.

River Plate

Tigres UANL vs. River Plate Live Stream Free Online: Copa Libertadores Final 2015, Projected Lineups and Tactical Preview

Two clubs chasing Copa Libertadores glory will do battle today in a match between Tigres UANL and River Plate. The tournament final scheduled for 9 p.m. ET will be held at the Estadio Universitario in San Nicolas de los Garza and can be live streamed here free. Additional TV coverage can be found on Fox Deportes.

SummerSlam logo

WWE 'SummerSlam 2015' Rumors: 5 Best Moments From 1993-97 Events [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

Continuing our trip through 'SummerSlam' history, here are the top 5 moments at the event from 1993-97.

Real Time Analytics