Tax Day: Who Likes Filing, And Tips for Procrastinators

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Happy Tax Day! If you’ve already filed, you’re in the majority and you might be among the 34 percent of Americans who like or even love (5 percent) filing taxes, according to this Pew report.

Democrats are more likely to like filing than Republicans and low-income people favor the task more than those in the middle or the top — because those on the bottom are more likely to get refunds.

What the report doesn’t say is what percent of Americans who still have not filed as of midday on April 15, actually like filing.

If you haven’t filed or better yet, will miss the midnight deadline, here are some tips from the IRS:

Late Filing and Payment Penalties

What To Do If You Missed the Deadline (file, duh, but here are some tips).

General Tips for Paying Taxes

Among the many comic send-ups over late filing, Excedrin has a hilarious video in its campaign, “Who Deserves Excedrin The Most?”

Final note: According to a U.S. Postal Service phone recording, the tradition of the main Hartford branch on Weston Street staying open until midnight for late postmarks is over. “The last time to drop off mail for a postmark on April 15 is 8 p.m.,” the recording said.

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One thought on “Tax Day: Who Likes Filing, And Tips for Procrastinators

  1. walls

    “Democrats are more likely to like filing than Republicans and low-income people favor the task more than those in the middle or the top — because those on the bottom are more likely to get refunds.”

    Not only refunds – but FREE money with EIC and other goodies. The low info’s always go for that free stuff.

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