Filing your tax returns early benefits you and maybe your wallet

It seems like April 15 gets here earlier and earlier each year.  We barely get the holiday decorations put away before we are pulling out receipts, forms, bills, statements and other pieces of paper until our living room looks just like Christmas morning again (littered with paper – just not wrapping paper this time).  However, filing your returns early can net benefits that procrastinators may miss.  For one, you will get your refunds faster if you file early because the IRS is not overloaded with last-minute returns.  Another is that college students seeking financial aid need their parents’ tax returns as soon as possible to get grants and other financial aid before other students drain the coffers.

For more reasons you should file your tax returns early read, “5 Reasons to File Your Taxes Early.”