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January 28, 2013

IRS to open tax-filing season 8 days later because of fiscal cliff

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WASHINGTON —

To speed tax refunds, the IRS urged people to file electronically and have their refunds deposited directly into their bank accounts.

Although the vast majority of households — about 120 million of them — will be able to file starting Jan. 30, some people with more complex tax issues won’t be able to start filing until late February or March because of additional changes the IRS needs to make based on the fiscal cliff deal.

That group includes filers using more than two dozen forms to claim specialized tax credits, such as those for alternative fuel vehicles, residential energy equipment, depreciation of property and several other business-related provisions, the IRS said.

The agency will announce when it will start accepting those tax forms in the near future.

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