IRS deadline extended till 18th of April

January 5th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Washington DC, Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Taxpayers in the United States were required to submit their returns latest by the 15th day of April but it seems they will get respite after all.

Thanks to the observation of the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln signing the Compensated Emancipation Act, taxpayers will be required to file their tax returns latest by the 18th day of April. This is the case because the observance of the anniversary falls on Saturday. As a result, the observance has been brought back to the preceding Friday.

The IRS has announced other series of changes. The organization announced to those expecting their refunds that they will not be sending the checks in the mail this year. The IRS is updating its software and subsequently they will not be working on refunds and such things until that process is completed somewhere in the middle of February.

A tax expert, Randy McDonnell, of Biloxi said that, “Of course, that means people’s refund will be late.”

The IRS subsequently warned that those expecting refund should not expect things soon.

Last year, the IRS averagely refunded $2,994 and that was higher than the previous year’s amount which was $2,836.

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