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No reason to wait on taxes
New mandates add urgency, preparers say
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Geoff Toman, left, and Margaret Adams go over a client schedule at H&R Block in Cumming. Tax preparers are urging residents to file tax returns soon.
After some delays caused by the federal government, things seem to be back on track for local tax preparers. Both private accountants and those who work for tax prep chains say shifts in federal mandates earlier this year slowed the Internal Revenue Service some. “Things were kind of slow at the beginning because the IRS didn’t accept all the forms until the middle of February, about Feb. 15,” said Geoff Toman, a senior tax adviser with H&R Block on Lake Center Parkway.