For you go-getters and early risers, IRS will start processing 2019 tax returns on January 27th of 2020. There are some valid reasons to delay filing, though. You may not have all of your tax documents yet. You may still be considering contributing more to a retirement account. And some state and federal tax changes happen mid-year, so you may want to hold off to see if there are any last-minute changes to tax law.

CFR clients can still get a jump on their taxes by starting their clergy tax organizer. Completed tax organizers and all tax documents must be turned in by March 16th in order to guarantee 1040 filing by April 15th. To have a paper copy of the tax organizer delivered to you, visit To order an electronic version of the tax organizer, visit

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Clergy Financial Resources serves as a resource for clients to help analyze the complexity of clergy tax law, church payroll & HR issues. Our professionals are committed to helping clients stay informed about tax news, developments and trends in various specialty areas.

This article is intended to provide readers with guidance in tax matters. The article does not constitute, and should not be treated as professional advice regarding the use of any particular tax technique. Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information. Clergy Financial Resources and the author do not assume responsibility for any individual’s reliance upon the information provided in the article. Readers should independently verify all information before applying it to a particular fact situation, and should independently determine the impact of any particular tax planning technique. If you are seeking legal advice, you are encouraged to consult an attorney.

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