2014 Tax Season to Open Jan. 31

2014 Tax Season to Open Jan. 31; e-file and Free File Can Speed Refunds

IR-2013-100, Dec. 18, 2013 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced plans to open the 2014 filing season on Jan. 31 and encouraged taxpayers to use e-file or Free File as the fastest way to receive refunds.

The new opening date for individuals to file their 2013 tax returns will allow the IRS adequate time to program and test its tax processing systems. The annual process for updating IRS systems saw significant delays in October following the 16-day federal government closure.

“Our teams have been working hard throughout the fall to prepare for the upcoming tax season,” IRS Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel said. “The late January opening gives us enough time to get things right with our programming, testing and systems validation. It’s a complex process, and our bottom-line goal is to provide a smooth filing and refund process for the nation’s taxpayers.”

The government closure meant the IRS had to change the original opening date from Jan. 21 to Jan. 31, 2014. The 2014 date is one day later than the 2013 filing season opening, which started on Jan. 30, 2013 following January tax law changes made by Congress on Jan. 1 under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA). The extensive set of ATRA tax changes affected many 2012 tax returns, which led to the late January opening.


NEP Watershed Grants - Application Deadline Extended

The Washington State Departments of Ecology and Commerce are extending the application deadline for the NEP Watershed Grant Program 2013 Multi-themed Grant Solicitation to February 28th, 2014. This applies to all applications under all three themes.  The original solicitation is HERE.

Pioneer SD Proposed M&O Levy In February 2014

On February 11, 2014 Pioneer School District will run a regularly scheduled replacement of the Maintenance and Operation Levy. The Pioneer School District Board of Directors voted to reduce the Maintenance and Operations Levy collection for the 2015, 2016, and 2017 calendar years. If approved, the 2015 levy represents a reduction of over $400,000 from the voter approved 2014 levy collection.


Mason County Road Restrictions Lifted

Emergency weight load restrictions have now been lifted off of all Mason County Roads. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call us at (360) 427-9670 ext. 450

December 19, 2013/Mason County Department Of Public Works