Tuesday, April 13, 2010

How to Avoid Tax-Filing Stress

Tax filing time is just around the corner — a tad more than 48 hours in fact. But you can easily avoid the hassle. All you have to do is send in a request for an extension. This will give you until October 15, 2010, to file your 2009 federal return. Of course, Geithner’s tax posse wants any money you owe by April 15. So you need to do a rough estimate to figure out your liability. But at least you can avoid the stress of completing a return. Here’s the link that’ll take you to Form 4868. Fill it in and you can take a breather for six months. And click here for more details on filing extensions. Also note that this form does not give you a filing break on state income taxes. Best wishes, George

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