Thousands of Iowans filed extensions with the Internal Revenue Service when they didn’t have the paperwork done to meet the federal tax deadline over three months ago. I-R-S spokeswoman Donna Migazzi says the extended deadline for filing is now just under two weeks away.She says August 16th is the deadline to have the paperwork in for the 41-thousand Iowans who filed for an extension. Migazzi says people who filed the extension were likely waiting on a key piece of information. She says the extension is generally is used by people who don’t have all the paperwork they need to file the return by the April 15th deadline. Migazzi says if you still don’t have the forms completed — you can try for another extension. She says there’s an additional extension you can get that extends the deadline to October 15th, but it’s not automatic like the first extension and the I-R-S has to approve the extension. Migazzi says the people who file an extension aren’t getting a free ride while others are paying their taxes. She says even with the extension, you still have to pay 90-percent of your taxes by the April deadline. For more information on filing an extension, surf to: www.irs.gov, or call 1-800-tax-1040.
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