Tax Season will be delayed for some taxpayers

Many taxpayers planning to file their 2010 tax returns early have been advised by IRS to cool their heels and wait until mid- to late-February, 2011. Affected taxpayers are those planning to file Schedule A, or claim above-the-line deductions for higher-education tuition and fees or educator expenses. The culprit is Congress’s late passage of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the 2010 Tax Relief Act, P.L. 111-312). IRS said it needs time to reprogram its computers to reflect the 2010 Tax Relief Act’s changes.

Taxpayers affected by the hold-up are those claiming:

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Matthew O'Brien

With over 20 years of experience in the digital media world, Matthew has worked for and with Fortune 500 businesses and has built companies from the start-up stage to exit strategy. He recently helped develop a data insight engine to bridge the gap between search, social, and mobile marketing to maximize the visibility, relevancy, and predictive success of online businesses.

Matthew is the founder of MINT Social, an award-winning digital marketing company that accelerates online marketing results to help businesses get found and thrive online. 

Matthew has developed an educational curriculum for Universities on social media for businesses, is a founding board member of the Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA), a board member of HeroZona Foundation and on the advisory board (Vinnies) for St. Vincent de Paul - Phoenix.  Matthew is a mentor with ASU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, a speaker on social media and digital marketing, and is a subject matter expert with many online portals.

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