New York (Aug. 7, 2003) -- The New York State Society of CPAs and its tax oversight committee task force are urging Congress not to extend the electronic filing deadline, fearing it could confuse taxpayers and cause additional problems in the process.

The Taxpayer Protection and IRS Accountability Act of 2002 includes a provision to extend the tax deadline to April 30 for individuals who file electronically. The NYSSCPA wants Congress to consider the unintended effects of this provision, which the organization feels would be counterproductive and will not encourage additional use of e-filing by CPAs.

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