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IRS Now Accepting All 2012 Returns

IRS Now Accepting All 2012 Returns

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WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it has finished updating its tax-processing systems allowing all remaining individual and business taxpayers to file their 2012 federal income tax returns.

Over the weekend, the IRS completed reprogramming and testing of its systems for tax-year 2012 including all remaining updates required by the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) enacted by Congress in January. This final step clears the way for those claiming residential energy credits on Form 5695 and various business tax credits and deductions to file their returns.

The IRS began accepting 2012 returns in phases as it worked quickly to update various forms and instructions and made critical adjustments to its processing systems to reflect the current law. As a result, the agency began accepting most returns filed by individual taxpayers on Jan. 30. Additional returns could be accepted in February. All remaining returns, affecting in relative terms the smallest group of taxpayers, can now be filed.

With just six weeks to go before this year's April 15 deadline, the IRS reminds taxpayers that the best way to file an accurate return is to e-file, choose direct deposit if expecting a refund and take advantage of the wide variety of tax-filing and tax-help resources available on IRS.gov. People who need more time to finish their returns can easily get an automatic six-month tax-filing extension by going to the Free File link or filing Form 4868.

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Larry O'Doyle March 07, 2013 at 03:34 PM
Hey David, I just heard about this great website that has all of the exact information you like to blog about. It's called www.irs.gov. Please stop spamming readers with your redundant information sir. Thank you.
Lauren Burgoon March 07, 2013 at 04:37 PM
David Stewart works in media relations for the IRS. His blogs are an effort to help get out info on the IRS, tax issues, etc.
ML March 07, 2013 at 08:14 PM
The "IRS" after his name is confusing.
Jeremiah Wright March 07, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Its confusing alright. If you're from Mars. So when does the sequester impact impact the IRS? I'm guessing tax collection will not be high on Obama's hit list. Releasing illegals though, PRIORITY #1!

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