02.14.13 Additional Forms Now Being Accepted by IRS Following the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, the IRS delayed accepting all 2012 tax returns until January 30 for more than 120 million taxpayers, but for millions more, the date was pushed even further. But the good news is that the following forms, which affect the largest number of people out of the remaining taxpayers, are now being accepted. By adding these to the accepted forms, most taxpayers can now file. Form 8863, Education Credits. Form 8863 is used to claim two higher education credits -- the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. Form 4562, Depreciation and Amortization. Most of the people using the depreciation form tend to file later in the tax season or obtain a six-month extension.