Tax information and tips before the midnight deadline
NORTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN (WAOW) -
There are only a few hours left to file your
Whether you meant to wait until the last
minute or not, the final day to file your taxes is here, and you're not alone.
"I just kept putting it off," Alexandra
The IRS estimates 25 percent of tax payers
wait until the last week. Fagbemi is one of them.
"This is the first time I've gone this late,"
Fagbemi is one of millions of people who
e-filed this year. IRS officials estimate 8 out of 10 tax payers file online.
"I think everybody is moving away from paper.
It's easier, it's faster," Fagbemi said.
"Nationally, we've seen e-filing continue to
grow year after year, pretty much without exception," Wisconsin IRS spokesman
Christopher Miller said.
Today is also the last day to file an
extension. That can be submitted online, or through the mail.
"An extension of time to file is not an
extension of time to pay," Miller said.
That extension gives tax payers six additional
months. If you suspect you own, you need to send that amount in with your
extension to avoid any interest, late fees or penalties. Tax officials say
filing online gets you your tax refund more quickly.
"My taxes are submitted and I should get my
refund in a couple days," Fagbemi said.
The IRS says the average tax refund is about
$3,000. But that only comes once you file.