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Early Filers: When can I do my 2012 tax return?

The IRS has announced a delayed start to the 2012 tax filing season. Here's the date of when you can file, plus some locations in Alexandria to get help on your taxes.

You'll have to wait if you are used to filing your annual tax return at the earliest possible date. The Internal Revenue Service has revised its opening date for tax season — pushing it eight days to Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.

The tax filing deadline is still Monday, April 15.

The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on January 30, 2013. Most taxpayers should be able to file on that date if they have their W2s or related income, interest and mortgage documentation, though some revised forms may not be immediately available.

You can blame the delay on the federal "fiscal cliff" crisis and the new tax bill Congress passed just after the new year. You can find more information in this Forbes article.

Electronic filing season was originally set to start on Jan. 22 this year.

As a result of the delay, nobody will get a refund in January, an H&R Block official told Financial Advisor.

Do you want help doing your taxes this year? Here are some places you can go to get your taxes done in western Alexandria. If we missed a good local option let me know in comments:

H&R Block - 4539 Duke Street (Foxchase) and 5901 Duke Street (Landmark)

Liberty Tax Services - 504 S. Van Dorn Street

Jackson Hewitt - 5901 Duke Street (Landmark)

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