If you've been putting off doing your taxes, well the last minute is finally here.
Today is the deadline to file your 2019 taxes or request an extension. The government added three months to the usual April 15th deadline because of the coronavirus pandemic. The IRS said about 142 million filed their returns before the Fourth of July.
Heads up though, it may take longer to process the late returns because of reduced staff caused by the situation. Experts say if you want a return quickly, it's best to file electronically.
Those who mail in their returns could be in for a long wait as the agency said it had a backlog of more than four-and-a-half million paper returns in mid-May. At least the post office has extended their hours to accommodate late filers.
Source:Des Moines Register