Alert: Tax Filing Deadline is Tonight


tax-returnThe deadline to file your tax returns is today, April 15, at midnight. For those who have not filed, there are still options and some time to complete them. The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is advising those who can’t meet the filing deadline to apply for an extension which would require the return to be filed by October 15. To file for an extension, use IRS form 4868, which must be filed by today, April 15, either electronically or through regular mail.

The IRS advises that an extension of time to file is not an extension of time to pay. Those who owe taxes can make a payment when they file the extension either by mailing a check or by several electronic payment methods.

With less than 20 hours remaining to file 2009 income tax forms without incurring a penalty or seeking an extension, local tax preparers and post offices are bracing for brisk business. However, the age of computers has somewhat taken the edge off the last-minute rush at post offices.

Mr. Chaim Dicker, financial expert for, says that there is still time to meet today’s deadline for filing income tax returns, especially if using the electronic filing process.

“If they can’t get them filed by today, they can file an extension. This gives you more time to file, but not more time to pay,” Dicker said. 

Dicker says that he used the electronic filing process for filing his tax return this year. “It didn’t take me even an hour, so using the electronic filing is a good way to go,” he noted. “However, if you plan to mail your return, you should check with your local post office to get it postmarked before midnight April 15.”

When you e-file, the program does the math for you based upon the information you provide. You will also receive an acknowledgement that your tax return has been received and your refund can be deposited directly into a savings or checking account.

To begin e-filing, you will need:

– Your federal return
– All documents about income you received during the year
– Legal names and social security numbers of everyone you’ll include on your return
– Charitable donations
– Homestead credit information (you will need to electronically transmit information from your property tax bill and/or rent certificate, whichever applies to you)
– Bank account information for direct deposit

The IRS can be contacted at or 800.829.1040.

{Noam Newscenter}


  1. For those who live in certain counties of NJ there is extra time until May 11 to file and pay. This is because of the March storms that hit NJ. See IRS website (and NJ’s) for more info.

  2. I guess us new jerseyans will at least some benefit this year with extended month its nice considering taxes are due to rise here soon even with our great conservative Governor