Thursday, March 14, 2019
It appears that U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL) and Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL) introduced the Taxpayer Extension Act to give taxpayers an additional five weeks, until May 20, to file their individual tax returns for 2018. The congressional representatives stated that the proposal was due to the five-week government shutdown that prevented taxpayer assistance.
No movement has been made on this proposal since it was introduced last week.
Regardless of whether this bill passes or not – I will stop work on 2018 Form 1040s on April 14th – April 13th if the filing season is not extended - and will not return to working on tax returns until April 23rd the earliest – at a much more relaxed pace.
Returns not in my hands with all the necessary information by Monday, March 18th will not be worked on until this April 23rd date.
Posted by Robert D Flach