If you’ve been planning on electronically filing your US expat tax return, take note of the IRS e-filing shutdown on November 16th, 2019.
What is the e-filing shutdown?
The e-filing shutdown is a routine event by the IRS in an effort to prepare their systems for the upcoming tax filing season. After November 16th, tax returns will need to be filed on paper until the tax season opens.
Who is affected by e-filing shutdown?
Taxpayers who have not yet filed will be affected, as e-filing is much faster than your standard paper filing (this is important since you have been accruing interest since April. ) Those who have extensions should also take note so you can take advantage of the convenience of electronically filing while you can. If you are behind on your taxes and taking advantage of the Streamlined program, this shut down will not effect you as Streamlined applications need to be paper filed and mailed in for processing.
What if I miss the window to e-file before November 16th?
Keep preparing and gathering your documents. You can still file by paper.
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