If you like to wait to file your taxes, this is the year you might want to change your habits.

Tax experts are encouraging people to file their taxes before February 15th. That is the date the government could shut down for a second time in 2019.

President Trump re-opened the Government for a three-week window while he and the Democrats debated about funding for a wall on the US's southern border.

If they can't agree on a deal, the government could shut down for a second time and it could impact the time returns are processed by the IRS.

Plus this year there are several new tax laws that could impact your returns.