Tax deadline has filers scrambling - KOTA Territory News

Tax deadline has filers scrambling


The dreaded due date for paying taxes is here.

While some filers are happy to have put a stamp on their 2012 tax forms, last minute filers made their way to tax offices and web sites to file before the 11:59 p.m. deadline.

Those who anticipate missing the deadline are encouraged to file extensions.

Accountants say the IRS will work with those who owe money, especially if they file online.

"The IRS wants to receive electronic files," said Liberty Tax Service Branch Manager, Nicole Ossenfort. "They're vastly more accurate for tax payers, and vastly quicker and you get a notification immediately that your return has been excepted by the IRS."

Ossenfort said April 15th is also the deadline for anyone who wants their tax refund from 2009.

The IRS currently has $915 million of unclaimed refunds, and many are over $500 each.

According to Ossenfort, tax payers are creatures of habit, and the busy season for accountants is something they are used to.

"We get the same people who file within about 10 days of the same time period they filed last year," said Ossenfort.

If filers did not missed their run to the post office, accountants say they can file online through a number of tax web sites.

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