Northwest Iowa — If you’re hoping for a tax refund this year, and can’t wait to get your hands on the cash, you can file your tax returns as early as next week. Filing season officially opens January 19th and ends -this year- on April 18th.
Christopher Miller, the Iowa spokesman for the Internal Revenue Service, says there’s plenty of free filing help available.
He says electronic filing remains the best way for Iowans to complete their returns.
Plus, he says e-filing will speed up a refund, if you have one coming. He suggests Iowans should start getting their financial documents together now, like charitable donation receipts and health care information.
Miller says one -new- document you’ll need this year is the 1095-A, B or C, which you should have received if you’re getting health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.