It's almost time to start filing that tax return, but the current government shutdown has many worried this tax season will be filled with a few delays.

So we caught up and a tax expert at the United Way of Erie County to let us know what people can expect this tax season.

Program Director Cheryl Bates said at the moment the government shutdown will not impact the united way's effort to help people file their or delay it in any way.

She said there are a few changes you can expect this year. Including how the standard deduction almost doubles for all tax filers.

The organization will be helping individuals and families file taxes by preparing them for free. This will be during its annual Super Saturday event on January 19th. To be eligible for this service your household income needs to be $55,000 or lower.

Bates said this service provides a more affordable option.

"It's a considerable savings for people that really don't have a lot of money and need to be able to keep all of it," she said. Often times they end up with a refund they didn't anticipate because they didn't know they were eligible for a particular credit for example."