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.
With just six weeks to go before this year’s April 15 deadline please get your return information to us as soon as you are able. People who need more time to finish their returns can also ask for a six-month tax-filing extension, but remember, extending the filing date does not extend the time you get to pay any balance due.