H&R Block responds to delay, e-file opens Jan. 31
Today the IRS announced that it would start processing income tax returns on Jan. 31. While this date is much later than the season has started historically, the IRS signaled in October that processing would be delayed because it was not able to complete systems updates during the government shutdown. Given this advance notice, H&R Block has been planning accordingly and can assure taxpayers that our tax professionals are poised to assist.
All H&R Block offices will open as scheduled on Jan. 6. H&R Block online is available for download now. We know, for many taxpayers, there will be no reason to wait to prepare their returns – those who e-file earliest will be first in line once e-filing opens.
Just because the season may start later doesn’t mean it finishes later. April 15 is still the filing deadline.