You can now start filing your tax returns for 2012.
It's tax time. From now through Monday, April 15, tax preparers will be busy sorting through W2 forms and other tax documents to get ready to meet one of Uncle Sam's most important deadlines each year. Starting Wednesday, you can file your 2012 tax returns. Some people will wait until near the deadline, especially if they owe the government money. Others will hold off doing their taxes if they do them on their own. It's a pain to get all those forms together and make sure that every line item is filled out correctly. So who prepares your taxes? Take our poll below.
The IRS has announced a delayed start to the 2012 tax filing season
You'll have to wait a bit if you are used to filing your annual tax return at the earliest possible date. The Internal Revenue Service has revised its opening date for tax season -- pushing it eight days to January 30, 2013. The tax filing deadline is Monday, April 15 The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on January 30, 2013. Most taxpayers should be able to file on that date though some revised forms may not be immediately available. You can blame the delay on the federal "fiscal cliff" crisis and the new tax bill Congress passed just after Dec. 31. You can find more information in this Forbes article. Electronic filing season was originally set to start on Jan. 22 this year. As a result of the delay, nobody will get a refund in …