Here’s When All You Non-Procrastinators Can Start Filing Your Tax Returns

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For all the early birds out there itching to put the last of 2017 to bed, the IRS has announced it will start accepting tax filings as early as Monday, Jan. 29.

Some tax professionals may allow you to complete your taxes even sooner, but they won’t be able to submit your information to the IRS until that date.

The earliest online tax filers can expect to see their refunds beginning late February, the IRS said.

Those who file paper returns should expect to wait a bit longer. According to the IRS, paper returns won’t begin processing until mid-February. If you expect a return and want it sooner rather than later, file online.

If you are not as excited to deal with accountants and filing software or that box of receipts in the back of your closet, you can put it off a bit longer. The deadline to file this year is Tuesday, April 17.

Desiree Stennett (@desi_stennett) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.

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