Not Too Late to Mail Your Tax Return

Published 04/15 2014 09:14AM

Updated 04/15 2014 11:10AM

Even though taxes are due, it's not too late to mail your returns as WFFT has some last minute tax advice from the professionals at H&R Block.

Last minute filers are mailing their returns according to the US Postal Service.

Taxes must be postmarked by April 15th.  Most post office locations close by 5:00pm but some locations will stay open late on tax day.

At H&R Block, tax preparers like Cheryl Bacon are still meeting with customers.

"Do a lot of people file extensions to file?  When is the deadline to do that?"

Turns out that if you don't owe a tax refund and you don't file on time, you won't get hit with a penalty but if you do owe, you'll pay a fine for filing late.  These penalties will grow for each month after the deadline that you are late.

If you owe money, consider adjusting your withholding amount on your W-4.  You don't have to follow the sheet.  Do a 1 or a 0.  After a return is filed, it usually takes the IRS 5-7 weeks to deposit your check or issue a tax refund.

A reminder, identity theft is on the rise.  All it takes is a social security number, a birth date, and a name. Thieves are using that information to file thousands in bogus tax returns.  Contact the IRS Identity Protection Unit, toll free at 1-800-908-4490.

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