Tax deadline: Things to know about filing taxes

Mae Love
April 16, 2018

The deadline to file your taxes is April 17.

Filing a tax extension is free. But this year you have two extra days to file.

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"You still need to get an extension because if you don't and don't pay, the penalty is around 5 percent a month versus if you file the extension and pay later it is a half percent per month so that is a big difference", said Smith.

Credit Karma Tax GM explained that there is a "good chance that the perceived complexities of reporting cryptocurrency gains are pushing filers to wait until the very last minute".

The tax deadline is usually April 15th, but this year, that's a Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers.

If you are unsure how much you owe in taxes, here's some math to figure out what to pay now. Besides, only a fool wouldn't try to get back the hard-earned money the government has been holding on their behalf, especially when they aren't even nice enough to pay you interest on it. If you are filing yourself be sure to double check your return for accuracy. 2.

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