Intuit said its Lacerte and ProSeries professional tax prep products would flag any returns that cannot be filed until mid-February because of the delayed patch for the alternative minimum tax.

The AMT patch was not signed into law until just before the New Year, and the Internal Revenue Service said the late passage delayed the programming of five forms (5695, 8396, 8859, 8863 and 1040A-Schedule 2) related to the AMT. As a result, the IRS will not be able to accept any returns that use those forms until Feb. 11. The IRS will begin processing other tax returns on Jan. 11.

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