Last-minute tax day tips, plans for success in 2013

6:48 AM, Apr 17, 2012   |    comments
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If you have yet to file, the IRS will give you more time to file, but not more time to pay. You can request a six month extension to file your tax forms, but you must make the request by midnight tonight. Filing your extension does not exempt you from paying your tax bill by tonight's deadline.

If you fail to pay, you're going to incur interest charges and fees in addition to what you already owe.

To request an extension, you need to fill out IRS form 4868. It has to be postmarked before midnight Tuesday. For more information, click here to visit the IRS website's information page about filing for an extension.

If you are looking to avoid a last minute for 2013's tax season and set you up for success down the road, Money Smart Colorado is giving consumers the resources they need to be successful with your investments and resources in the year ahead. The effort brings together more than 75 partners across the state doing more than 70 programs already in place.

The program stresses the need for financial literacy, informing consumers where they can find help through free educational seminars and activities. The programs cover everything from personal finance to establishing a budget, and first time home buying to estate planning.

Money Smart Colorado activities will take place on dates between Saturday, April 21 and April 28. For a complete list of activities and more information, click onto www.moneysmartcolorado.org and click on the activities calendar tab.

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