The IRS began accepting 2013 individual tax returns on Friday, January 31st, officially kicking off the tax season. As you may have read in some of our earlier posts, the IRS had postponted this date due to the two-week federal government shut down.
The IRS is kicking off this tax season with a new Commisoner in office, John Koskinen, who was recently just approved by Congress. Among many other items, the new IRS commisioner has been focusing on budget cuts. Due to some of these cuts, the IRS is not offering taxpayers the option to file their returns at a walk-in taxpayer assistance center for 2013 tax season. The IRS is instead encouraging individuals to take advantage of VITA, also known as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which is staffed nationwide by volunteers and accounting students.
In addition to a new IRS Commissoner, the IRS has a new feature this year for 2013 tax season. It is the ability for those making less than $58,000 a year to select from one of 14 partners the IRS has teamed up with for the Free File prgoram.
You can learn more about the 2013 tax season and the IRS' Free File program on their website, at IRS.gov.
Please call us at Bloch, Rothman & Associates, LTD. today for any questions or concerns about your 2013 taxes. We are experienced Denver accountants here to help. Call 303.321.7160