WISCONSIN — While Americans will get a few extra days to timely file their taxes this year John Robinson, an assistant professor of business at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis., advised getting them in sooner rather than later.

The deadline to file taxes this year is set for April 18 instead of April 15. 

"It's always nice to have more time than you think you'll need, especially if you run into some surprise complexities; then, you can take some time to fix it," said Robinson. "If you're running up against a deadline, you might feel pressure to turn them in right away before you're ready, and amending a return is no fun and you can delay your refund."

Robinson added that certain popular deductions have changed this year.

"The child tax credit has changed significantly this year," Robinson said. "Depending on if you're filing with a kid or kids, you might see a much smaller refund."

Watch the full interview above.