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Every year, millions of taxpayers file their returns before Valentine's Day, and not because they have a lot of love for the IRS. Most early birds are anxious to receive their refund, and with good reason. The average refund for 2011 returns totaled nearly $3,000. But increasingly, taxpayers are being forced to wait for their checks. The IRS has warned that lawmakers' inability to agree...