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Tax Deadline is Today

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that today, April 18th, is the federal tax deadline for this year.

Through April 14th, about 1.97 million tax returns have been e-filed by Tennesseans. The IRS expects a total of 2.75 million paper and e-filed returns to be filed this year by Tennesseans.

“People who owe taxes should file their return or an extension by midnight tonight in order to avoid the late-filing penalty,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. “They should pay as much as they can with the return or extension to help reduce possible penalties and interest.”

All taxpayers can file an extension free at www.IRS.gov through the IRS Free File program and most can e-file their 2010 tax return free through Free File.

Filers who are due a refund need to remember that there is generally a 3-year window to file and claim a refund. That window closes today for tax returns for 2007. IRS records indicate that about 17,000 Tennesseans have not filed a return for 2007 but would get about $17 million in refunds if they do file today.

Taxpayers who need a payment agreement should visit IRS.gov and fill out an Online Payment Agreement (OPA) application.

Taxpayers can contact the IRS toll-free by phone at 800-829-1040 for tax questions or at 800-906-9887 to locate a tax help site that is open today.

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