Tax season begins Tuesday

Posted at 1:40 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 15:22:37-05

Tuesday is the first day to file your taxes.

The best part? This year you have more time to file and could get your returns faster than before.

The tax filing deadline is Monday April 18. The change is because traditional filing date, April 15, falls on Emancipation Day.

The IRS is also predicting nine out of 10 refunds will be issued in three weeks or less, setting up direct deposit and e-filing help speed things up.

“You could do a paper return, but we really push people to e-file because it's quicker," said Latoya Jones, with the Milwaukee County Social Development Commission. "To file a paper return, they have to actually sign the document, wait for it to get in the mail and go through the process, and then it goes on and on. It could be up to eight weeks versus that three week timeline."

People can also get their returns filed for free, if you meet the income requirements.