Tax filing season starts today

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News What you need to know about filing your taxes this year Mo Haider 8:35

The North Carolina Department of Revenue said it will open the 2019 individual income tax season Monday.

Those who electronically filed state tax returns before January 28 should start getting acknowledgements Monday.

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This means the department will start accepting and processing returns. That's the same day that federal tax filing season is scheduled to start.

The NCDOR plans to begin sending acknowledgments on Monday to anyone who already filed online before January 28.

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The Illinois agency says it's continuing to focus on identity theft and fraud prevention this tax year. He or she must also be claimed as a dependent on your tax return.

IL officials anticipate direct deposit refunds will be issued about four weeks from the time an error-free electronically filed tax return is submitted.

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