IRS http://wesa.fm en With Tax Season Upon Us, Federal Government Urges E-File and Free-File http://wesa.fm/post/tax-season-upon-us-federal-government-urges-e-file-and-free-file <p>The IRS and Pennsylvania Department of Revenue will get a bit of a <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/government-shutdown-delays-2014-tax-filing-season">late start</a> this tax season, thanks to the 2013 federal government shutdown.</p><p>Both federal and state tax returns will begin processing refunds on Jan. 31. Still, people can get a jump on filling out the forms. As of Jan. 17<sup> </sup>both the IRS and Pennsylvania will allow <a href="http://www.irs.gov/">online</a> free-file options.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:29:49 +0000 Deanna Garcia 22989 at http://wesa.fm Government Shutdown Delays 2014 Tax Filing Season http://wesa.fm/post/government-shutdown-delays-2014-tax-filing-season <p>If you’re used to filing your taxes early in the new year, you’re going to have to wait.</p><p>Not only did the 16-day government shutdown delay almost $4 billion in tax refunds — it’s delaying the 2014 tax filing season.</p><p>The Internal Revenue Service announced that the 2014 tax filing season will begin Jan. 31.</p><p>“It’s about ten days later than we had originally planned to start out and that’s due to the government shutdown that lasted for a couple of weeks … early to mid-October time frame,” said IRS spokeswoman Jennifer Jenkins.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 22250 at http://wesa.fm PA Senators Wait for Answers from IRS http://wesa.fm/post/pa-senators-wait-answers-irs <p>Members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee will put their questions to the IRS acting commissioner Tuesday, and Republican Sen. Pat Toomey says he wants to know who first authorized extra scrutiny of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.<br><br>The ranking Republican and Democrat on the committee sent a letter last week to acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller asking 41 questions.<br><br>The letter refers to an inspector general's report that found improper screening of groups began in 2010, stopped in 2011, and then began again early in 2012.<br> Tue, 21 May 2013 11:09:02 +0000 Mary Wilson 9913 at http://wesa.fm