Tax season is underway across the nation

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A new year means a new tax season for everyone who works across

Jackson Hewitt Tax Services wants to make sure every taxpayer knows what they need to know going into the 2018 tax season. The government has not yet announced when it will begin accepting individual tax returns. But now is the time to prepare yourself and to make sure you don't become a victim of fraud.

"With all the identity theft issues, we encourage taxpayers to get out and file as early as they possibly can to try to beat thieves," Jackson Hewitt franchise owner Sandra Stephens says.

Currently, the IRS says it's continuing to update its programming and processing systems for 2018. This year's tax deadline is on Tuesday, April 17th.