Deadline to file taxes is almost here

Over 44 million Americans have yet to file their taxes. April 18th is the last day to file taxes without an extension.

YAKIMA, Wash.- Uncle Sam is knocking and he wants your tax return.

Tuesday is the last day to file your taxes without an extension and the IRS reports there are over 44-million Americans that have yet to file.

If you aren't able to meet the deadline you can file for an extension. However, if you owe money to the IRS, you have to pay 90-percent of the money you owe even with an extension.

Do-it-yourself tax programs are everywhere and are an easy way to go about filling out basic tax forms.

However, there can be problems when trying to do more extensive tax filing.

Cherry Berman is a professional tax preparer and said that is when most people most people come into her office.

"They are not a person there doing your taxes, so if you don't understand what you are filling out you are going to come up with the wrong answer or can get the wrong answers or can get your return stopped," Berman said. “Then, you turn around and come see us."

Berman also said that tax preparers have to study every year to keep up with the changing tax laws.

"We have to know all the new updates and scenarios, but we still have to go to school and learn basic tax laws every year," she said.

Whether you are going to be filing your taxes on time or filing an extension it's best to know your options.

For any specific information regarding your tax return you can head over to the IRS website.

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