When Can I File My 2012 Tax Return?

The IRS has announced a delayed start to the 2012 tax filing season.

You'll have to wait a bit if you are used to filing your annual tax return at the earliest possible date.

The Internal Revenue Service has revised its opening date for tax season -- pushing it eight days to January 30, 2013.

The tax filing deadline is Monday, April 15

The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on Jan. 30, 2013. Most taxpayers should be able to file on that date though some revised forms may not be immediately available.

You can blame the delay on the federal "fiscal cliff" crisis and the new tax bill Congress passed just after Dec. 31. You can find more information in this Forbes article.

Electronic filing season was originally set to start on Jan. 22 this year.

As a result of the delay, nobody will get a refund in January, an H&R Block official told Financial Advisor.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you believe the filing deadline should be extended? Are you annoyed that your refund will be delayed? 

john brinks January 14, 2013 at 02:12 AM
Eat me
john brinks January 14, 2013 at 02:12 AM
Haha im black and need money
mont January 14, 2013 at 06:43 PM
no i don't think they should have been able to change the filing date it should have started on time like it was suppose to now we have to wait for them. When they had all year to get ready for this time.


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