There's a really good reason why you should file your taxes ASAP.  And, it's not just so that you can get your hands on your refund quicker!

According to Consumerist, filing your taxes early makes it more difficult for identity thieves to get your money.

The IRS has been working to block identity thieves armed with your basic personal information or even a stolen copy of your W-2 from collecting your refind, but the easiest way to stop them is to collect it yourself first.

The deadline for filing is Tuesday April 18th