Tardy tax filers rejoice with 3-day extension

Thanks to a holiday in the District of Columbia, tardy tax filers will have an extra three days to deal with their returns this year.

A survey conducted by TurboTax found that more than a quarter of Americans waited until two weeks before the deadline to file their taxes last year.

People who haven't finished, or even started, their returns are being urged to consider e-filing. Several free options are available to those with incomes of less than $58,000.

While tax software can be helpful, experts warn that filers can find themselves limited by exactly how much they are able to do at home.

Anyone who is unable to use e-filing methods, or who might be unable to find a tax preparer, is urged to file for an extension. Filing late, or not at all, could exacerbate financial problems with interest and penalty fees.

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