Illinois revenue officials say residents won't be able to file their 2013 income taxes until the end of January, a two-week delay. The delay follows a similar federal postponement. Refunds, and the April 15 filing deadline aren't affected. The Internal Revenue Service is delaying the start of the tax-filing season because of last year's government shutdown that furloughed workers programming and testing tax-processing systems. Now state and federal returns can be filed starting January 31. Sue Hofer is a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Revenue. She says the two-week delay isn't expected to cause problems in Illinois because "very few people file in January anyway." Employers have until the end of Janurary to give employees W-2 forms.
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