Beginning January23, 2017 PathWays PA will offer free tax preparation services at its VITA sites throughout Delaware County and Philadelphia. As you prepare for your tax appointment PathWays PA wants to make you aware of a new law that may delay your tax refund, regardless of where you file your taxes.
Due to a new federal law individuals and families claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) will have their refunds delayed until February 15, 2017. In addition, the IRS wants taxpayers to be aware it will take several days for these refunds to be released and processed through financial institutions. Factoring in weekends and the President’s Day holiday, the IRS cautions that affected taxpayers may not have actual access to their refunds until the week of February 27, 2017.
This law impacts everyone claiming the EITC and ACTC on their taxes, regardless of whether you file through PathWays PA, one of our VITA partners, or through a commercial preparer. You can still file your taxes through PathWays PA’s VITA program beginning January 23, however your refund will be delayed.
For more information about the new law visit: https://www.irs.gov/uac/2017-tax-filing-season-begins-jan-23-for-nations-taxpayers-with-tax-returns-due-april-18
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