Delayed tax returns can be filed starting February 14

Taxpayers who itemize deductions, claim the educator expense deduction, or claim a deduction for tuition and fees were told by the IRS not to file their 2010 returns until the IRS had reprogrammed its computers to handle these late-2010 changes.

The IRS has just announced the filing start date for these returns: February 14, 2011. On that date, the IRS will begin processing paper and e-filed returns claiming any of these deductions.