JACKSON, Miss. — Tax return season is right around the corner and sometimes it isn’t an easy process.
For tax professionals like Becky Fontaine, owner of a Jackson Hewitt Tax Service branch in Jackson, it’s the time of year her and her colleagues start fielding lots of questions.
“Yes, we’ve already had plenty of calls with people having questions about tax return filings,” she said.
Fontaine pointed out that many people last year in Mississippi had to wait a long time to get their state refund back.
“Hopefully everybody will get their money a little bit quicker than they did last year,” she said. “Last year they [the state] had just changed out their computer system.”
Luckily for Mississippians, she explained that there really haven’t been any major changes in the process of filing in Mississippi this year, but that hasn’t slowed down the phone calls.
“We’ve been getting a lot of calls about Obamacare stuff, which hasn’t really gone into effect yet,” said Fontaine. “They’re all concerned about it now though.”
She pointed out the penalties don’t go into effect for that until next year.
The earliest you can file you federal return is Jan. 31.