Tax season has arrived with some filing changes

In this Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 photo, IRS new forms, 1095B and 1095C, for employer provided health insurance or for use if a taxpayer got health insurance from the marketplace are displayed in Los Angeles. Taxpayers who didn’t have coverage in 2015 will face significantly higher penalties than the previous year, meaning a bigger tax bill come April or a smaller refund. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Tax season is here and the IRS says there are some changes you need to know about before you file.

The IRS will be closed on the traditional tax deadline April 15 for Emancipation Day. You have until Monday April 18 to file.

Another item to watch out for is the 10-95 form requiring you to report where you get health insurance. The penalty for not having insurance has increased. It is $325 or two percent of taxable income, whichever is greater.

Here are some suggestions to make your tax filing easier. First, make sure you have all the documentation you need before you sit down to prepare your tax return. This includes forms like W-2 and 10-99 forms.

You can also download a free copy of the IRS publication that explains tax deductions and how to get help from the IRS.

If you make less than $62,000 a year, you can file online for free.

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