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Tax Deadline Right Around The Corner

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(WLNS) - April 15 is the tax deadline and it's approaching fast. For those of you who haven't filed returns yet there's still time.

Whether you're getting a refund or you owe some dough, there's still time to finish everything as we approach the last minute tax crunch.

Deborah Fox has been helping people with taxes for 21 years.

And in the two decades she's been working one thing has been consistent.

"A lot of people still haven't filed and I'm thinking today and tomorrow we're gonna be actually busy," said Deborah Fox, Senior Tax Advisor, H&R Block.

Less than 30 hours remain before the tax refund deadline, but Fox says she's still waiting for people who want to do it last minute.

"I believe tomorrow we're going to be open until midnight," said Fox.

If you haven't had time to put together your returns and want to make the deadline extension forms are available on IRS.gov.

You can fill it out yourself or with a tax professional.

However an extension doesn't mean you can pay your taxes late.

"An extension only gives you time to file your paperwork. If you got your taxes done, you might as well file them. If you think you owe $5000, then you have to pay $5000 with the extension," said Fox.

So if you aren't confident about having all your documents in order in the next 30 hours you may have to file that extension.

Next time, "don't wait 'til the last minute, do it early. Because if you're like me, where the stuff you set aside for taxes, receipts and such, you forget where you put them," said Christopher Maes, tax payer.

Be sure to keep organized so you can give yourself a week or two before the deadline next year.

Now if you're one of those last minute filers, those tips and more are just a point and a click away: Last Minute Tax Tips

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