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Tax Filing Season to Start Feb. 12, Two Weeks Later Than Usual

Jan. 15, 2021, 6:09 PM

The tax filing season will open on Feb. 12 this year, about two weeks later than normal, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

Delaying the day tax returns will start being accepted is necessary to allow the IRS time to update and test its systems following the late-December stimulus law that approved a second round of stimulus payments and other tax benefits, the agency said in a statement Friday. The filing deadline will still be April 15, as usual.

“This programming work is critical to ensuring IRS systems run smoothly. If filing season were opened without the correct programming in...

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