Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV )
It is not too late for taxpayers to avoid stiff penalties if they file a tax return or request an extension by this year's deadline.
Licensed Tax Preparer with H & R Block Kasey Weiget explains, "I've seen a lot of frustrated people more than usual. People always panic towards the end but there's no need for panic. If you have all your information we still have plenty of time to get it done."
Tax professionals are assuring people that it's not too late to file taxes, although there are benefits for people that got them done in advance.
CPA with Stevens Pierce and Associates Ruth Pierce adds, "the preparers aren't near as tired so if you want to get it done early it's out of the way. The refunds come faster so the longer you take to file the longer it's going to take to get refunds back.
There are options for people who are having trouble meeting the April 15th deadline.
Weiget explains, "there is a form called an extension form that you can mail in to extend the time. It's not an extension of the time to pay its an extension of the time to send in the papers."
People who haven't finished filling out their return, can get an automatic six–month extension by visiting IRS.gov.
But, for those who are deterred by the thought of completing the return on their own associates are available for help with various needs.
Pierce explains some of the services she offers, including "tax preparation, tax planning, businesses and personal, accounting, bookkeeping."
Getting your money in order before time runs out.