Tax Deadline Around The Corner


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Tax deadline is just around the corner, however many Americans wait until the last minute to file.

April 15th is quickly approaching and if you haven't started your taxes yet, tax experts believe now is the time.

It's a yearly tradition if that's what you want to call it – taxes, something tax experts say Americans tend to procrastinate on.

"Get it in as soon as possible, we don't' want to be working till the ninth hour and you don't want to be stressing to what your refund is and what you owe. You don't have to file it until April 15th or at least you don't have to pay” said Ruth Pierce, Stevens Pierce & Associate.

Looking for an extension on your state taxes? You're in luck.

"Idaho doesn't have an automatic paying extension, but has an automatic filing extension. If you paid what you owed last year or 80% of what you owe this year, you have an automatic filing extension until October 15th to file the paperwork,” said Shana Reichlien, State Tax Commission.

If you're ahead of the game and your papers are filed, it's now time to wait for that refund check.

"Our website has a where is your refund button indicator and you go to,” said Reichlien.

To check your refund status it's easy with only two steps. You enter your social security number and the amount you're expected to receive."

Meeting the deadline and not having to extend your filing is what tax experts believe is the smart thing to do.

State tax officials say, if you file your taxes online the refund wait time is seven weeks.

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