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Where Are You With Your Taxes, White Plains?

How are your taxes going?
How are your taxes going? Photo Credit: Cindy Capitani/stock

Procrastination isn't just an affliction affecting students and writers on deadline. Around tax time, even the most diligent fall victim to IRS-avoidance.

Have You Filed Your Taxes Yet?
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Have You Filed Your Taxes Yet?

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  • No

Something about April makes 27 percent of us spring into action, according to Wallet Hub's latest research.

But taxpayer beware. Normal circumstances make taxes complex enough and adding a time crunch can make matters worse, says Wallet Hub.

Here are some tips for the 27 percenters from Wallet Hub

  • Watch for scammers: Shady tax preparers can do more than mess up your 1099 -- they can steal your identity.
  • Verify you have all your paperwork: Getting organized is critical to a well prepared tax return.
  • Seek free advice: If your return is simple, there are groups that offer assistance.
  • Use reliable tax software: The right program guides you with questions and alerts you to missed areas.

Can't pay your taxes? Here are some tips from the IRS,

  • File on time to avoid a penalty, even if you can't pay
  • Pay whatever you can
  • Get a loan or use a credit card
  • Use the Online Payment Agreement tool and ask the IRS for a payment plan
  • Don't ignore a tax bill

Click here for more tips and information from the IRS and taxes.

Click here for more tips from Wallet Hub.

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