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Tax season starts today with returns staring to be accepted

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The IRS has announced important dates for the upcoming Tax Season. Today the start date for accepting and processing returns. Most taxpayers have until the April 18 deadline to file their taxes.

Craig Davis is with the Alabama Department of Revenue. He said a common mistake people make is when they file with key information missing.

“A lot of people will try to push ahead sometimes before they have their documents and quite often that can cause them problems when they don't quite match up with what they may have thought they had,” said Davis.

Davis said individuals should expect their tax refunds a couple of weeks after filing.

“The general guidelines we give is to allow 10 to 12 weeks,” he said. “Most of the time, it does not take that long, especially for a return that is correct and that we don't have to review because of some suspicious element.”

Last year’s average tax refund was more than $2,800.

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