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Last minute tax filing tips

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Millions of Americans have yet to file their income taxes with the midnight deadline looming Monday, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

If you are one of them, here are some last minute filing tips:

  • The IRS recommends you e-file to avoid any errors, delaying your refund. You are 20 times less likely to make a mistake if you e-file because the software catches errors.
  • If you are not ready to file, you must file an extension today to avoid any penalties. You'll get an additional 6 months get your taxes in.
  • If you are mailing your return, be sure to write clearly and know which address to mail your return. If you're unsure, your local post staff can help out.
  • Whether you e-file or file by mail, be sure that is done by Monday night.

According to the IRS, 107 million returns have been received and more than $228 billion in refunds have been paid.

Eight out of 10 taxpayers will get a refund. The average refund is about $3,000.

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