Don’t Forget to Do Your Taxes

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Bloomberg/Getty Images The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 15, 2013.

You have until midnight to get your taxes done.

It’s Tax Day! As of the end of last week, the IRS had received nearly 100 million returns, or about three-quarters of all the returns it expects to get this season. So if you haven’t filed yet, you’re in the minority. Still if you have procrastinated and are owed a refund, it won’t hurt to file late. Tax payers are only hit with penalties if you owe the government money.

It is still a smart idea to file for an extension; about 12 million taxpayers have requested extensions. The average refund is $2,792, up 1% from last year. Here are a few tips, tricks, and useful articles for the longest day of the year at the IRS:

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