Today is April 15th, the day Uncle Sam comes a-knocking for your money!  It is the deadline to file your federal income tax returns.

Most Americans have already filed their taxes, although there are many who have not filed yet.  For you, there are a few options:

  • File your taxes by midnight.  If you file online, you have until midnight.  If you file by paper, you need to have your return postmarked with today's date.  Tax officials recommend filing online to ensure accuracy and get your return quicker.
  • File for an extension.  This deadline is also at midnight, however the extension is only for your return.  That means you still have to pay the IRS today if you owe money.