It's crunch time for last minute tax filers

The file deadline for taxes is April 15. / FAX 31

It's crunch time for last minute tax filers as the march to the April 15th file deadline is just days away.

"It is common for people to wait until the last minute, some like to wait for their refund for summer and some like to money is they owe them, they don't want to give it up yet," said Tatina Tucker, with Liberty Tax Service.

Whatever your reason for procrastinating, the IRS recommends filing online, especially at this point in the game.

Experts say it's not only fast,safe and accurate but it will automatically give you an acknowledgement that we would have received the tax returns, and allow them to notify you quickly if any errors are made.

If you're filing a paper return, experts recommend double checking all the information on the form.

"Most importantly, make sure you sign your return; that's probably one of the biggest mistakes I've seen over the past 20 plus years," said IRS spokesmen Mark Green.

If you don't think you'll get everything done by April 15th, you can file for a six-month extension, but it's important to remember it's not an extensions to pay your taxes.

"It's only an extensions to file the tax return, if they owe money, it's due by the 15th," explains Green.

If your payment isn't received on time, you could face additional fees.

For those of you filing a paper return, remember the last mail pick up in Albany is Monday at 6 PM.

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