Paper File for Hurricane Ida Deferral
As discussed in our posts on October 12, 2021, September 21, 2021 and September 16, 2021, certain taxpayers who were affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida were given more time (until January 3, 2022) to file their 2020 extended income tax returns.
The IRS will shut down the e-file system in order to prepare for the new filing season at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Saturday, November 20, 2021. The system will reopen once the IRS begins accepting 2021 tax returns in mid- to late-January 2022.
As a result, affected taxpayers who will be filing their 2020 tax returns after November 20, 2021 and on or before January 3, 2022 will need to file them on paper. Due to the IRS backlog of processing paper returns, such paper-filed returns will, most likely, face delays in processing.
Are you enrolled in our Individual Tax Year-End Workshop this December or January? If you are not already registered, it’s time to enroll, so you’ll be fully prepared! Register here.