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Tentative tax reform talk and court ruling poses a possible filing season snag

Beginnings dominated tax discussions last week at my other tax blog.

Bankrate Taxes Blog icon President Obama kicked off his second term and briefly mentioned tax reform in his inaugural address. It wasn't much, but it was a baby step toward tax reform ... maybe.

Meanwhile, taxpayers are awaiting the start of the 2013 tax-filing season, which was pushed back to Jan. 30 because Congress took so long to act on the fiscal cliff and related tax measures affecting 2012 returns. 

Now it looks like next week's scheduled filing kickoff might encounter a bit of a snag thanks to a federal court ruling that essentially halted Internal Revenue Service efforts to regulate paid tax preparers.

We'll find out about the start of this filing season in a few days. It will take a while longer to determine whether we'll have any type of tax reform in 2013.

Stay tuned.

You can tune in to what's going on over at the Bankrate Taxes Blog, usually each Tuesday and Thursday.

But if you happen to miss my posts there, you can find a wrap-up here the following weekend. 

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