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Last Minute Tips to Avoid Penalties for Paying Taxes Late

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By Nerissa Sardi on April 15, 2009 2:06 PM

Today is the deadline to file 2009 taxes and FindLaw is experiencing a jump in the number visitors looking for information about filing taxes late. If you do opt to file for an extension with the IRS or your state, keep in mind that penalties and interest may apply. See FindLaw's Quick Guide to Tax Penalties for more information.

If you are one of the many Americans who wait until the last second to begin filing, you don't have all of the information you need to file or you need more time there may be options for you. FindLaw has helpful Tips for Last Minute Filers. Or you can read more about the process of Requesting an Extension to pay your taxes.

For Those Who Just Can't Afford to Pay their Taxes
The IRS and the State understand that the economy is making it difficult for some to pay their taxes on time. In some instances they are willing to work with taxpayers who are trying in good-faith to pay their tax debt. You can go to IRS.gov to learn more or check with your state's government tax site.

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