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Tax returns could be delayed this year

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Most of  the impact from the fiscal cliff negotiations will been felt when you file your tax returns next year. But experts say this year it could also delay your return

Jonathon Wendorf works as a CPA in Wausau. He says the IRS had to make adjustments because of the tax law changes.

"With the uncertainty and the timing of when all these changes were made, the IRS now has to scramble to get forms updated," said Wendorf"

Because of that the IRS says it will begin processing returns on January 30th. That's more than a week later than was originally planned. But despite the late start, the IRS is not pushing back the tax deadline.

That means tax experts like Wendorf will have less time to get everything done.

"Our busy season will be more compact," said Wendorf  "We'll have to get more done in less time."

Because of the smaller timeframe, the IRS is asking people to file their returns on the Internet instead of mailing them in"

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue says state e-file tax returns will also be processed on January 30th.

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