Well known income tax preparer H&R Block acknowledges making an error on 2012 income tax returns that could delay up to 600,000 refunds.
The problem reportedly stems from a change in the way the IRS processes “yes” or “no” questions on the forms. The IRS previously accepted a blank field to mean “no” on the form. However, this year it requires physically entering the answer “no.”
Block has a tax-preparation outlet at the Walmart in Suwanee, as well as other locations in Gwinnett.
The delays related to the filing errors reportedly are creating concern among college students applying for financial aid, which requires tax information.
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