April 15th is the last day to file taxes, but there's no need to worry if you've put off the task.
Tax preparing sites all around Erie will be open late on Tuesday to help those who need it complete their filing.
Another option is to file for a tax extension, which will push the deadline to October 15th.
However, an extension doesn't give an extension to pay the taxes, just the date to file them.
"If you have a balance due, the IRS still wants some sort of
a payment," said Peggy King of Liberty Tax Service in Erie. "They don't
give you an extension to pay. You're supposed to estimate what your
income is and approximately what you would owe and you at least pay that
much," King said.
Otherwise, there could be penalties from the IRS.
About 1/3 of all taxes are filed in the last week before the
deadline, and the last day of filing is one of the busiest for tax