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People to See Changes When Filing Taxes This Year

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One change is that child tax credit has increased One change is that child tax credit has increased
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

While you may still be able to get your tax refund despite the shutdown, you’ll likely notice a lot of changes as you file your taxes this year.

Some of these changes are good and some may be considered bad, according to Phillip Shiflett, who’s a partner at Hantzmon Wiebel LLP.

For single people this year, the standard deduction has doubled to $12,000 and $24,000 for those who file jointly.

Child tax credit has increased, and a lot more people qualify for it.

“The bad things are no more personal exemptions - your state and local tax deduction capped at $10,000, and no more miscellaneous deductions,” Shiflett said.

Shiflett says many people will see some kind of decrease in their tax refunds.

Early filing begins January 28.

If you file manually, there may be a delay in your refund due to limited federal workers.