Tuesday is the first day to file federal taxes.

Professional CPA Brett Nikkel with Van Maanen, Sietstra, Meyer & Nikkel says as soon as someone has their entire tax documentation, they should file. He says submitting early in the season may prevent a fraudulent return being filed on someone’s behalf.

Nikkel encourages tax filers to have their documents prepared by a professional, because he feels it’s the best way to make the most out of a person’s finances.

We have more tax filing tips with Nikkel on Let’s Talk Pella.