Wednesday, January 12, 2011

IRS Delays More Forms for Filing This Season

The Internal Revenue Service said a series of forms will be disabled until mid- to late February with error codes.
In an e-mail alert to software developers, tax return transmitters, and authorized IRS e-file providers and electronic return originators, the IRS said Friday that the following forms would be disabled until mid- to late February with a new error reject code, 0248.

The following forms cannot be electronically filed at this time, according to the IRS:
Schedule A, Itemized Deductions
Form 3800, General Business Credit
Form 4684, Casualties and Thefts
Form 5405, First-Time Homebuyer Credit and Repayment of the Credit (Page 2)
Form 6478, Alcohol and Cellulosic Biofuel Fuels Credit
Form 8834, Qualified Plug-in Electric and Electric Vehicle Credit
Form 8859, District of Columbia First-Time Homebuyer Credit
Form 8910, Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit
Form 8917, Tuition and Fees Deduction
Form 8936, Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit
In addition, Error Reject Code 0014 does not allow entries for educator expenses (Form 1040, line 23 and Form 1040A, line 16) or tuition and fees (Form 1040, line 34 and Form 1040A, line 19). In mid- to late February, the record layout for Form 1040 and Form 1040A will be updated to allow entries for educator expenses (SEQ 0623) and tuition and fees deduction (SEQ 0705), according to the IRS.
The IRS said last month after the late passage by Congress of an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts that some of these same forms, especially Schedule A for itemized deductions and other forms for educators and tuition expenses, would not be available until mid- to late February, but it did not list many of the other forms enumerated on Friday at the time