There’s less than one week left for those Nebraskans who have been putting off filing their federal tax returns for 2013, according to IRS spokesman Christopher Miller.
“If you asked for an extension of time to file this year’s tax return, the IRS just wants to remind you that time is running out to get it done. Under the law, you have until October 15th to file a tax return if you asked for an extension this year,” Miller says.
If you haven’t filed that return yet, you are not alone. More than 45,000 Nebraskans asked for an extension to file their taxes this year.
“Interestingly, across the country nearly a quarter of the people who asked for an extension still have not filed their return,” Miller says. “So, it’s a good time to remind people that time is is running out.”
Miller says there are a host of reasons people are so far behind on paying their taxes.
“Often it’s simply because they don’t have the records, or the data, or the paperwork together that will support the deductions that they intend to claim,” Miller says.
He says those who haven’t filed the returns yet are not getting away without paying what they owe.
“An extension of time to file your taxes is not an extension of time to pay your taxes. So, for folks that did request and extension, hopefully if they did owe taxes, they paid as much as they are able to so they an avoid further interest and penalties,” according to Miller.
For more information, visit www.irs.gov.