With just days to go before the tax filing deadline, the IRS reminded Alabama taxpayers to file either a tax return or an extension request by April 15.
"Missing the tax deadline can be costly," said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. "But taxpayers can easily avoid or reduce the penalties by taking action no later than April 15," .
Boone said the IRS estimates that more than 127,000 Alabamians will file extensions to avoid the late filing penalty and request more time to complete their tax forms. An extension request requires no reason or excuse but has to be filed by April 15.
The IRS offered answers to questions often asked by those who have waited until now to file.