With taxpayers able to start filing returns starting Tuesday, Jackson Hewitt Tax Services' CEO told CNBC he doesn't think this year's season will be so bad, despite expectations of delays.
"I actually think it's not going to be a horrible tax season," David Prokupek said in a "Squawk Box" interview. "There have been a lot of rumors of delayed filings, but that's for people who file with their paper and pencil, but people using professional tax preparers and online should see a pretty smooth tax season."
He also said the new health-care laws will add some "complexity for a number of people this year."
Prokupek added that taxpayers who file sooner rather than later are likely to receive their refunds sooner. "The big benefit for consumers is most of them get a refund," he said. "Over 90 percent of our clients get a refund, so the sooner you file, the sooner you get your refund."