By Lynne Adkins
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The income tax filing date is less than two weeks away, and for some it’s time to make a choice.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Philadelphia Police Looking For Answers In Markeya Green's Murder That 'Absolutely Shocks The Conscience'
You could pull a few all-nighters to get your taxes in by midnight on April 15th, or you could file for a six-month extension.
Ralph Diodata, a CPA in Blue Bell (Montgomery County), Pa., says you can find the extension form online or with your accountant.
Just remember, he notes, it’s just an extension to file the paperwork — if you owe taxes, that money is still due now.READ MORE: Edwin Allen Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman In Upper Darby SEPTA Train Terminal
And for some, that will be a guess.
“If you understate what your tax should be, the IRS will come back and say you do owe a little bit of interest on the money they wanted by April 15th,” Diodata explains. “If you guess the opposite way around, you’re gonna get a refund. The IRS is OK with that.”
He suggests filing the extension paperwork and sending in a check for more than you think you owe.MORE NEWS: North Philadelphia Rat Infestation 'Subsiding And Leaving Slowly' After City Officials Lay Down Poison In Empty Lot