Thursday, January 10, 2013


If you are expecting a refund you will have to wait a little longer this year.  The IRS has announced that it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30, 2013. The announcement follows on the heels of the enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the 2012 Taxpayer Relief Act) on Jan. 2, 2013, which, apart from permanently extending the Bush-era tax cuts for most taxpayers and increasing the income tax rates for some high-income individuals for 2013 and later years, retroactively restored many deductions and credits and patched the alternative minimum tax for 2012. IRS will begin accepting tax returns only after updating forms and completing programming and testing of its processing systems to reflect these retroactive changes. IR 2013-2

It appears we are going to file returns later than normal.  The following is a list of forms that the IRS will not accept until late February or March.  Depreciation is on this list, so this will impact a lot of our clients.
Note that depreciation schedule is on the list.

• Form 3800 General Business Credit
• Form 4136 Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels
Form 4562 Depreciation and Amortization (Including Information on Listed Property)
• Form 5074 Allocation of Individual Income Tax to Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern
Mariana Islands
• Form 5471 Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations
• Form 5695 Residential Energy Credits
• Form 5735 American Samoa Economic Development Credit
• Form 5884 Work Opportunity Credit
• Form 6478 Credit for Alcohol Used as Fuel
• Form 6765 Credit for Increasing Research Activities
• Form 8396 Mortgage Interest Credit
• Form 8582 Passive Activity Loss Limitations
• Form 8820 Orphan Drug Credit
• Form 8834 Qualified Plug-in Electric and Electric Vehicle Credit
• Form 8839 Qualified Adoption Expenses
• Form 8844 Empowerment Zone and Renewal Community Employment Credit
• Form 8845 Indian Employment Credit
• Form 8859 District of Columbia First-Time Homebuyer Credit
• Form 8864 Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Fuels Credit
• Form 8874 New Markets Credits
• Form 8900 Qualified Railroad Track Maintenance Credit
• Form 8903 Domestic Production Activities Deduction
• Form 8908 Energy Efficient Home Credit
• Form 8909 Energy Efficient Appliance Credit
• Form 8910 Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit
• Form 8911 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit
• Form 8912 Credit to Holders of Tax Credit Bonds
• Form 8923 Mine Rescue Team Training Credit
• Form 8932 Credit for Employer Differential Wage Payments
• Form 8936 Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit