‘Tis the season that many people dread. It's tax time. Tax preparers throughout Central Oregon are swamped right now as local residents have joined with many others across the nation in waiting till the last minute to have their tax returns prepared. E-Filing your tax return has been the preferred method to file. “It pretty much is, it will be in the future where everyone will be mandated to E-File. I E-File everyone that I can.” One of the big benefits is your refund will arrive much faster. Cliff Harris of Bend Tax Service admits it does create a time crunch for tax preparers when many people wait until the last minute and bring in a shoebox full of tax receipts. He says a little organization could go a long way towards saving money for taxpayers. The Filing date has been pushed back to Monday, April 18th, because today is a holiday in Washington D.C.