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Last-Minute Tax Tips - Podcast text script

HI… I’M MAEGAN… AND I WORK FOR THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.       

IF YOU HAVEN’T FILED YOUR TAXES YET… DON’T WORRY.      

YOU HAVE OPTIONS.      

FIRST… YOU CAN ELECTRONICALLY PREPARE AND FILE YOUR TAX RETURN.      

IN MOST CASES… YOU CAN DO SO FOR FREE BY GOING TO I-R-S DOT-GOV-SLASH FREE FILE.       

IF YOU OWE TAXES… YOU CAN E-FILE NOW AND PAY LATER.   

JUST MAKE SURE YOU PAY BY APRIL 15TH AND YOU CAN EVEN SET UP AN ELECTRONIC PAYMENT FOR THAT DATE.      

IF YOU'RE GOING TO NEED ADDITIONAL TIME TO FILE… YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF REQUESTING AN EXTENSION... AS LONG AS YOU SUBMIT IT BY APRIL 15TH.      

YOU CAN ALSO DO THAT WITH FREE FILE.      

IF YOU’RE FILING ON PAPER… USE FORM 4868… WHICH YOU CAN DOWNLOAD FROM OUR WEB SITE.     

REMEMBER… AN EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE IS NOT AN EXTENSION OF TIME TO PAY.      

IF YOU OWE MONEY… MAKE YOUR BEST ESTIMATE AND PAY THAT AMOUNT WHEN YOU SEND US YOUR EXTENSION REQUEST.      

IF YOU CAN'T PAY IT ALL RIGHT NOW… FILE ANYWAY.       

AND REMEMBER PAYING AS MUCH AS YOU CAN WILL REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF ANY INTEREST AND PENALTIES YOU MAY HAVE TO PAY LATER.      

LEARN MORE AT I-R-S-DOT-GOV.   

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