The IRS is Now Accepting Returns with Itemized Tax Deductions

On Feb. 14, the IRS will start processing e-filed returns claiming itemized tax deductions on Schedule A

February 14 won't just be a day to indulge in Valentines, hearts and candy. As a reminder to those of you who filed your taxes early, it's the day the IRS will start processing tax returns delayed by last year's tax law changes.

The delay affected approximately nine million taxpayers. The IRS will start processing e-filed returns claiming itemized tax deductions on Schedule A, including the tuition and fees deduction for higher education, and the educator's expense deduction for teachers who purchase materials for their classrooms.

Other itemized tax deductions include mortgage interest, charitable donations, medical expenses, along with state and local taxes.

People who already prepared these delayed forms got a head start with H&R Block because returns were held and will be submitted electronically after the IRS systems open on Monday, Feb. 14. through H&R Block At Home or one of the company's 11,000 retail tax offices.


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*This tax information is courtesy of H&R Block. For more info, read about the IRS's progress on delayed returns with itemized tax deductions here.