Where the heck has 2017 gone? Dec. 31 [is] the deadline for most moves that could affect this year’s taxes.
The Internal Revenue Service, however, has its eyes on November, which is just little more than a week away.
The start of that 11th month effectively is the cutoff date for the federal tax agency to get ready for the next year’s filing season.
If the IRS can’t get some certainty as to how to update forms, instructions and operational processes, the start of the 2018 tax season could be affected.
And that could mean filing and refund delays for taxpayers.