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Louisiana has started accepting 2017 income tax returns

Louisiana has started accepting 2017 income tax returns

Today is the first day you can begin filing your 2017 tax returns.

While you have until April 17 to file your taxes, officials recommend you don't wait to file returns.

April can't come soon enough, as millions of Americans are looking forward to receiving a tax return check.

"You're going to get your return processed quicker and your refund back faster by making sure that you get filed early while you have the opportunity", Johnson said. Although the IRS will begin accepting both electronic and paper tax returns January 29, paper returns will begin processing later in mid-February as system updates continue.

They also warn of big changes compared to years past.

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Taxpayers can also begin submitting returns to the state through commercially available tax preparation software; or they can download paper tax forms from the LDR website.

Tax expert James Leonard with Sabatini and Associates says the sooner you can file your taxes, the sooner you can get your refund. Taxpayers can visit IRS.gov/GetReady for more tips on preparing to file their 2017 tax return.

The risk of tax identity theft is very real in Wisconsin, with 75 percent of the identity theft complaints made to the department in 2016 related to theft of tax return information. Under the tax law, legal holidays in the District of Columbia affect the filing deadline across the nation.

So, the I.R.S.is encouraging people to file electronically for faster refunds.

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