@dill1971: I work as a tax preparer and this question has been asked many times by our clients. The Congress and the Senate enforced a new tax bill in December which changed a lot of things. There are so many changes and the IRS was not equipped to handle all the changes in their system. The IRS had to rebuild their data base to handle the new changes. People who have itemized deduction couldn’t file until February 14, 2011, due to this change. However, the changes are supposed to help the taxpayer. Guess we will have to wait and see.