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TIGTA warns IRS of delayed start to 2019 tax season

A shortened delivery cycle, high volume of changes, and missed deadlines increase the risk of a delayed start of the 2019 tax filing season, according to a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. 

Released Sept. 25, the report summarizes the status of progress to make system modifications required by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The report references numerous setbacks that could delay the start to 2019 tax season, including:

  • Several Information Technology interim implementation deadlines have been missed, meaning there will be less time for modifying and testing systems
  • Lengthy hiring processes at the IRS have led to critical positions remaining unfilled
No recommendations were made in the report.
We'll keep you posted on any changes these delays may have on the 2019 tax season deadlines as they are released.

Read the report: A Shortened Delivery Cycle, High Volume of Changes, and Missed Deadlines Increase the Risk of a Delayed Start of the 2019 Filing Season

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