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Taxpayers have an extra three days to file their taxes. A couple of reasons.

If you think it's because the tax filing deadline is a few days later this year, that's not it.

Lagarde says taxpayers that need an extension, can file paperwork to do so, but if they owe the federal government, then April 18th is the deadline for taxpayers to submit payment to the federal government. It's a holiday celebrated every year in Washington, D.C. that commemorates President Abraham Lincoln bill ending slavery in the city on April 16, 1862. But keep in mind that while an extension grants additional time to file, tax payments are still due on April 18. In 2016, more than 51 million taxpayers prepared and efiled their federal tax returns for 2015 as of May that year, according to

A valid extension allows self-employed taxpayers to deduct certain retirement plan contributions on their 2016 tax return if the contribution is made by the extended filing date. "The interest rate is now four percent per year, compounded daily, and the late-payment penalty is normally 0.5 percent per month".

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Spieth said he needs some time to regroup. "There's nothing that says I'm going to play bad or that I should play bad". Other holes at Augusta National are more famous and adorn artwork but few are more hard than the par-4 first hole.

There is a common belief that you should be among the masses filing by the April deadline so you don't draw attention to yourself from the IRS and bring on an audit. Tax professionals are really busy at this time of year and you might have to file for an extension if you walk in at the last minute with a shoe box full of tax forms and receipts. Whether you file on the due date or the extension due date does not matter as much as that. The four debt collector companies that were chosen will be contacting taxpayers by phone in order to collect back taxes. There is no need to file a paper or electronic Form 4868 when making a payment with IRS Direct Pay, the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) or by debit or credit card. The IRS has a pay as you go system. The form and instructions are available at your local IRS office, online at, or through any e-filing service.

April 15 is creeping up on individuals and many people may still be scrambling to complete their income tax returns.

Where to start? There are many different types of tax forms that may be used in an income tax return. An estimated 13 million people are expected to file extensions, the IRS said."It's the nature of the beast", said Jack W. Long, managing partner of Exeter Township-based Long, Barrell & Co. And if you're filing online, you could run into a snag with your internet service, your IRS PIN or other records, or some other unwelcomed surprise. You can pay, review, and sign tax documents while e-filing with the app.

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