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File taxes early to avoid rush

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Even though the beginning of the tax season was pushed back two weeks a tax service in KOTA Territory extends its hours to help you file early!

Nicole Ossenfort, an accountant at Liberty Tax Service in Rapid City, said the delays in Congress caused the two week delay from the IRS. To keep up with the newly passed laws, the IRS had to reprogram its computer systems before it could start processing tax returns.

But Ossenfort said even though the IRS doesn't officially open until January 30th, you can still file your taxes early.

"If you have your W2's and all your tax information come in and file now. What will happen is we will transmit your tax return it will sit in a cue waiting for the IRS to come in and grab it on the 30th," said Ossenfort.

Ossenfort said there's also a delay in length of time it will take to receive a return. The IRS says it could take up to 21 days instead of the normal 8 to 15 days to receive your tax return.

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