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IRS: Filing your taxes right the first time to avoid delays

This tax season will likely be as confusing as the last two, even though the IRS is working toward a more normal tax year.

IRS tax return forms to submit for a refund

There are changes to tax laws this year which include rules surrounding stimulus payments as well as the advanced child tax credit payments.

The IRS shared that there were still 6 million returns that needed to be processed at the end of 2021 for the year 2020.

IRS: Differences between itemized and standard deductions

On top of that, it’s almost impossible to get through to the IRS on the phone.

Only 15,000 agents were available to field 240 million calls in 2021 due to COVID-19. That left 1 person for every 16,000 calls, according to Marca.

How to make this tax season as quick and easy as possible for yourself and the IRS

File your taxes as soon as you can.

IRS: Creating your online account

Your refund should be sent within 21 days if all information is correct.

This also helps you to avoid someone fraudulently filing a return on your behalf.

File electronically if you want it done quickly.

How to get your tax refund as quickly as possible

Your return will be processed before a paper return and arrives almost instantly to the IRS.

Be sure every piece of information you submit is correct, down to the spelling of your last name.

Any issues with information may result in a processing delay lasting months.

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