Today I called the IRS regarding a client’s amended tax return. The agent told me that due to backups caused by the government shutdown amended returns will take 12 to 16 weeks to process. So if you filed an amended return it might not show up in the IRS system until January 2014!
12-16 week processing time for amended returns submitted during the government shutdown
About the Author: Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA
Bette is the founder of the firm that bears her name. After launching her career in private accounting with technology startups and nonprofits in Boston and Miami, she transitioned to Public Accounting at large regional firms. She founded her firm so she could focus on the needs of small business owners instead of chasing billable hours with large corporations.