TULSA, Okla. - Tax forms are starting to show up in your mailbox.
Even if you have everything you need to file, you'll still have to wait.
Pamela Edwards, a certified public accountant with Edwards Tax and Accounting, tells KRMG that the IRS won't start accepting returns until January 30th.
The delay, Edwards says, is because of the fiscal cliff and the last minute laws passed by Congress.
Edwards says, "Because of all of the things that were going on with the fiscal cliff and passing the laws so late, they're (the IRS) still working on the forms.
If you itemize deductions, Edwards says you'll have to wait until late February to file your return.
Edwards says, "They're not going to start accepting those returns (returns with itemized deductions) until maybe late February.
The IRS says about 80% of all tax filers (more than 120 million taxpayers) should be able to start filing their federal returns next Wednesday.
The remainder will have to wait until late February or March to file because the agency needs time to update and test its systems.
KRMG has learned that the list of people who will have to wait also includes people claiming residential energy credits, depreciation of property or general business credits.