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Posted by taxguru on April 9, 2002

Chill Out

It never ceases to amaze me how panicky people get this time of year. They feel that if they don’t get their tax returns finished and in the mail by April 15, they will be hauled off to prison on April 16. I have been preaching the benefits of extensions for decades.

Give yourself another four months to ensure that you do everything properly. Here is the Federal extension form, 4868. It is the easiest form IRS has and doesn’t even require a signature.

Most states piggy back on the Federal extensions and only require their own extension forms if there is a payment accompanying it. You can reach all of the State tax websites via


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