The Arizona Department of Revenue is reminding the public that the deadline for taxpayers to file taxes is Tuesday.
Filing for an extension does not extend your tax liability payment.
"I started on time, and then found it hard to get online to track down a few things", Hutner said.
Also, you will avoid the Tax Day frenzy - and get your tax refund faster.
Consumers should pay particular attention to how they budget their larger paychecks to make sure the extra money that would have ended up in their tax refund check doesn't get spent mindlessly. If you haven't filed yet, experts say you need to file for an extension. Check your state tax department's website: While some states will automatically apply your federal extension, others require you to submit a separate state extension form.
Sanford from the IRS said it order to be considered timely it must bear that postmark of the final day of filing - in this case this year April 17.
"The IRS will work with you", he said. Any tax owed must be paid by Tuesday. Paying down debt isn't exactly a fun use of a tax refund like putting money toward a vacation (how 10% of respondents plan to use the money) or splurging on a luxury purchase (what 6% plan to do), but it is a more responsible use of funds. "You can reduce additional interest and penalties by maying as much as you can with your tax return". In fact, if the IRS owes you money, you don't even have to let them know you're filing late. Go back and look at what you paid in taxes past year, including both withholdings and any payments you made (including estimated quarterly payments as well as payments you made last April).