By Lynne Adkins

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Gather those documents, you only have three weeks from Tuesday to file your taxes.

Taxes are due April 17, that means you get two extra days because the 15th is a Sunday and Monday is a holiday in Washington D.C.

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IRS Spokesman Michael Devine says more than 69 million returns have been filed.

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“We’re almost exactly where we were last year with refunds,” Devine said. “We’ve issued more than 55 million refunds. That’s $166 billion.

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The average refund is $3,000. If you’re not going to be able to file your return in time, request a six-month extension for the paperwork, but pay any money you owe now or face fines and penalties.