If you usually file your taxes electronically, you can file starting January 30th.
E-filing was pushed back after a delay with congress passing legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. Tax breaks that have been extended include the child tax credit, education credits, American Opportunity tax credit, tuition and fees and Residential Energy tax credit.
H&R Block Rockford District spokesperson, Jennifer Kurzynski, says filing your 2012 Tax Return is critical to the Affordable Healthcare Act.
"Its the biggest change, in the over last 20 years, as far as the tax codes are concerned, but the 20 million taxpayers affected by this, need to make sure that their tax return is done and they're getting absolutely everything that they're entitled to on their tax return, so they're aware of the choices available to them when the exchanges open up in the fall for healthcare."
Approximately 18 million taxpayers typically file in January.
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