VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The IRS will end the delay on processing both paper and e-filed tax returns with itemized deductions on Schedule A, the higher education tuition and fees deduction on Form 8917, and the educator expenses deduction, according to the Internal Revenue Service's official press release. The delay, caused by changes in the tax law, will end on Monday, February 14, 2011, an unofficial homage to St. Valentine. Despite the delay, all eSmart Tax customers are able to file their tax returns online and those customers whose returns and/or refunds were delayed by the IRS will begin processing on February 14.
"At eSmart Tax, we like to think of the delay's end as sort of a Valentine's Day gift to the US. Meanwhile, we're doing everything we can for our customers, despite the IRS delay," said Ray Shively, Vice President of Online Products at Liberty Tax Service. "We are filing their returns so that IRS can process them and issue refunds, when applicable, as soon as the delay ends. Many of our 3,800 Liberty Tax Service locations are also extending their hours of service to accommodate the number of tax payers who may have held off during the delay."
The IRS has also given tax payers the "gift" of an extended tax season this year, moving the tax deadline from April 15 to April 18, as the traditional "Tax Day" of April 15 falls on Emancipation Day, which is a national holiday in the District of Columbia. Tax payers, however, can file their tax returns all year long with eSmart Tax, the online tax preparation service of Liberty Tax Service.
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