Is the post office open late on Tax Day this year?

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The filing deadline typically falls on April 15.

The 15th was on a Saturday and Washington's Emancipation Day was celebrated on Monday the 17th.

If you really can't get your tax return done, seek an extension.

If you need to shred your tax documents, Office Depot and Office Max offer up to five pounds of free shredding from April 17 through April 28 with a coupon. Once your return is filed with the IRS, the information - most notably your Social Security number - is locked and can not be used by anyone who might want to fraudulently claim a tax refund. Kadas said there's usually a rush of returns filed in early February, for those seeking a quick refund on their taxes, and then the last-minute wave this past week.

Still, if you owe taxes (and who waits until the last day when they are expecting a refund), there are several ways to pay.

Even if you can't pay, you could work out a payment plan with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The deadline to file is Tuesday, April 17.

If you miss the filing deadline, you could be hit with penalties and interest if you still owe money to the IRS.

Rauschenberger says in North Dakota 85 percent of taxes were filed electronically, because it's easier and faster for some, including Jim Schulz.

"Taxpayers would not be penalized because of a technical problem the IRS is having". Choose a payment processor to make a tax payment online, by phone or by mobile device.

Many of you probably are waiting for your refund.

She adds that as long as you have all of your information for the year and a valid drivers license, you've got time.

And looking ahead into next year's tax filing, be aware that changes at the federal level mean some local taxes and property tax deductions will now be capped at $10,000.

Virginia state taxes are not due until May 1.