Last minute tax filing tips from the IRS

Last minute tax filing tips from the IRS

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Millions of taxpayers face a midnight deadline to file their tax returns, while millions of others will ask for an extension.

The filing deadline on Monday was delayed three days because of Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the nation's capital.

The IRS expects  more than 5 million returns to be filed Monday. 
For those who need more time to finish their returns, six month tax-filing extensions are available.

I.R.S. Spokesman Mark Green said "Whatever you do, by all means, file something by April 18th.  Whether it's your tax return or request an extension.  Form 48-68, which will give you up through October 17th to file your return.  But make sure you file something."

If you are paper filing Monday, the IRS reminds you to double check your return and make sure to sign it.
More than 150 million tax returns are expected to be filed in 2016.

As of April 8, almost 82 million refunds have been issued. 
The average refund amount was $2,798.

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