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Millions of Americans Push April 15 Tax Deadline

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The reasons why Americans wait until the last minute to file taxes vary.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The reasons why Americans wait until the last minute to file taxes vary.

"Some people just don't want to give up their money if they owe to the IRS, some people just procrastinate," H&R Block Tax Professional Dawn Davidson said.

But in her five years of experience, Davidson knows the deadline rush always arrives.

"Most of them that I have are just procrastinators. I have very few that I do at the end of the season that owe money, they just haven't taken the time to getting around to doing it," she said.

Like her customer Natasha Imadiyi.

"I need to file taxes, kind of a last minute thing," she said.

She's the last of her friends and family to file this year.

"They've already done theirs, they are on the ball, I'm not," she said.

But she's certainly not the only American filing at the last minute.

Down the street at Jackson Hewitt, they had already processed dozens of returns by the afternoon on April 15.

They are keeping their doors open until midnight if needed for those who waited to the last day to file.

As for Natasha Imadiyi, she said she learned her lesson and next year she won't push the deadline.

"Get it over with and then enjoy spring when April 15 rolls around, no worries," she said.

You can file an extension online which gives you until October to file, without getting that late penalty.

But the folks at Jackson Hewitt said you still have to pay interest on money you owe the IRS starting April 16.
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