Comment: I don't see how a bill that hasn't been signed into law yet can

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I don't see how a bill that hasn't been signed into law yet can

effect last year's tax issues.

Everyone can file like normal, based off the laws that were then in effect. In fact, as of today at least, they are STILL in effect.

I think these people have no concept that the law that was in effect for Jan 1- Dec 31 2012 is what you go by when filing. Whatever is changed starting on Jan 1 2013, is irrelevant until the NEXT filing period.

If there are any "so-called" retroactive cuts implemented for taxes, then an amended return can be filed, or it can be "made up" the next filing period. Or better yet, the IRS can simply amend the returns themselves and send you more of your money back.

There really is no good reason you can't file for 2012 now.