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Last-minute tax tips for procrastinators

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

You have until Tuesday night, April 17th, to file your taxes.  

"You may not think that you are ready to file, but a paid professional will know they can get you filed on time," explained Jackson Hewitt Tax Pro, Roy Fabian, Jr.

With one day until the deadline, the professionals at Jackson Hewitt are hard at work.

If you still need to file your taxes and you owe the IRS, the professionals say filing an extension is not the way to go.  Fabian suggests filing on time and asking for a payment plan.  "It is better to pay something than nothing by April 17th at midnight," said Nicole McGillicuddy, a Tax Professional at Jackson Hewitt.

Interest calculated by the IRS is higher than credit card interest. So, Fabian said "the preferred method, and the IRS will tell you this, is get a loan from a bank or family member first, or pay on your credit card because your interest will be less."

The IRS is reporting the average refund this year is $2,794.

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