IRS Predicts Worst Tax Filing Season Since 1985

6220793986_6e7ca560cb_zIt’s never fun to file your taxes, but the IRS is predicting 2015 to be one of the most difficult filing seasons in nearly 30 years.  A new Forbes article shares five key reasons why the 2015 filing season may be particularly challenging for both taxpayers and IRS staff.  One of the biggest contributing factors to the anticipated troubles is IRS budget woes, which have impacted staffing. Taxpayers calling to speak with a tax representative can expect to be on hold for an average of 34 minutes according to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Congress passing new laws like the Affordable Care Act and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act also adds new filing complications that the IRS will need to help taxpayers navigate.

Read the full story to learn about other challenges taxpayers can expect.

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