Still haven’t filed your taxes? You’re nearly a day late – and dollars short? – if you requested an extension.
Monday is the deadline – for those who postponed filing their 2006 federal income tax returns in April – to get paperwork to the IRS.
Nationwide, 10.2 million taxpayers requested an automatic six-month extension this year, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Many, including about 213,500 Arizonans, have yet to file their returns as of the beginning of October.
The federal agency warns that nonfilers face interest and penalty charges – and, possibly, criminal prosecution.
Online filing of tax returns is available via www.irs.gov. A record 58 percent of all 2006 returns were filed electronically.
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Internal Revenue Service: www.irs.gov