Making it to the tax office early normally gets you ahead of the tax rush, but not this year.
H&R Block master tax advisor Kathy Morgan says Congress has held everyone up.
"It's not frustrating from our stand point as tax professionals, but it is frustrating for us to have to tell our tax clients that are used to getting their tax refunds in you know eight to 15 days that it's going to be 21 days or more," says Morgan.
On January 1st lawmakers changed several tax credits were changed, and the IRS is playing catch up.
They have to change their system, and so do preparers across the country.
Morgan says three credits have been affecting a bulk of her customers.
"There's about 30 credits all together, but like I said most of those are kind of off the wall credits," says Morgan. "There are only the three of them, the education, the energy credit and the depreciation affect a lot of people."
If you plan to claim any of these credits, you can file now, but the IRS won't process your return right away.
We can go ahead and get the return started, and we can go ahead and get everything signed," says Morgan.
That means a delay in either paying up or getting paid.