IRS to start accepting tax returns

The IRS will start accepting and processing tax returns Monday.

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The filing deadline for most people to submit their returns, ask for an extension and pay money owed is April 18th.

The normal filing date of April 15th falls on a weekend this year.

The IRS says taxpayers should expect a smoother filing season this year.

The agency added 5,000 customer service representatives and continues to chip away at the backlog of unprocessed returns from last year.