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Make Sure There Are No Mistakes On Your Tax Return

Posted: Updated: - You only have a few hours left to file your taxes if you owe money to Uncle Sam.  Tax preparers said if you are filing on Tax Day there are several things to keep in mind so you do not mess up on your return.

The first and most important is, double-check everything.  Do not submit you tax return without making sure you filled out and claimed everything you need to.

Also make sure you have the correct filing status and attach all forms to your tax return and don't forget any receipts for charitable donations.

It is a good idea to make a copy of your return for future reference.

They also said there are a few tax credits people forget to claim like the child tax credit, retirement savings credit or any education credits.

Finally if you need an extension, that is an option if you do not think you owe money on your taxes.  If that is the case you have until October 15th to file with the extension. 

If you do owe money on your taxes, you need to get at least a portion of it paid by April 15th at midnight or you will have to pay a late fee.

And do not forget if you are filing on paper, your return needs to be postmarked by that date as well.