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IRS Commissioner: No Plans to Extend Tax-Filing Season Like Last Year

Americans shouldn’t expect another extended tax-filing season, according to testimony given by the head of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Tuesday. “We have no present plans to extend the filing season,” IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig told lawmakers in Washington. “Keep in mind, it creates a lot of confusion for taxpayers. It also backs up the Internal Revenue Service. As many of you know, for over a month, we actually shut down our systems to import stuff from the prior year so we can have a smooth filing season in the succeeding year,” he added. Individuals can file for extensions on a case-by-case basis, as normal. If they do, they’ll have until Oct. 15 to file. The IRS last year extended the regular deadline by three months to July 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee last week asked Rettig to extend this year’s …

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