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!
The IRS just announced that the 2012 tax filings for individuals can be submitted beginning January 30, 2013. Start collecting your tax information now and to be ready to file!