If you've got your W2's already and you're ready to file your income taxes early so you can get your refund check, you're going to have to wait awhile longer this year.

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The IRS has announced that they won't be accepting any tax returns this year until January 30 so they can update their software to reflect all of the new changes passed in the recent "fiscal cliff" legislation.

Most filers can file as early as January 30, but others will have to wait until late February to begin filing. Those who will have to wait longer include those who will claim residential energy credits, depreciation of property or general business credits.