The April 15 tax deadline is approaching. Are you ready? Maybe you need more time to gather items together. Not to worry, according to the IRS.gov Web site.

Tax-filing extensions are available to taxpayers who need more time to finish their returns. Remember, this is an extension of time to file; not an extension of time to pay. However, taxpayers who are having trouble paying what they owe may qualify for payment plans and other relief.

You can still avoid stiff penalties if you file a tax return or request an extension before the April 15 deadline.

All of the information you need is at the IRS.gov website by following this link.

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