You may face surprises when filing taxes this year

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(WIVB) – It’s almost tax season, and even though the government is partially shut down, people will still get their refunds if they file on time.

Taxpayers still could face some surprises when it comes to filling out the forms.

Under the new tax law, the 1040-A and the 1040-EZ are no longer being used, leaving a lot of people with questions.

Taxpayer assistance centers are closed during the shutdown, meaning no one is available to assist with understanding the new forms.

Leaders in Washington are working out a plan in case the IRS isn’t up and running in time.

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