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November 17 deadline for individuals’ 2017 tax returns filed electronically

Individuals’ tax returns filed electronically

The IRS today issued a reminder to individual taxpayers who want to file their 2017 tax returns electronically of the approaching deadline—Saturday, November 17, 2018.

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The IRS release—IR-2018-218—reminds individual taxpayers (including those in disaster areas who have been granted tax relief by the IRS) that if they file their tax returns after November 17, 2018, they must file paper tax returns.

According to the IRS release, the IRS system for processing electronically filed individual returns for 2017 will shut down after November 17 (so as to allow the IRS to perform annual maintenance and to reprogram the system for the upcoming 2019 tax-filing season). Thus, any individual taxpayer needing to file after November 17 will need to do so on paper.

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This IRS reminder is for individual taxpayers. The business system is still operating, and an announcement on that “closing date” is expected at a later time.

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