Crunch time: hope not lost for late tax filers on deadline day

Good news You can file for an extension

Good news You can file for an extension

April 17 is the deadline to file your 2017 income taxes! Pre-filled tax returns also are likely to involve fewer errors than self-prepared returns, recouping more of the "tax gap" - the difference between the amount of taxes owed by taxpayers and what the IRS actually collects every year.

Tax day isn't fun for anyone, but in recent years, local and national businesses have taken advantage of the anti-holiday to offer specials and deals to help relieve stress. And while we can't furnish you a "Get Out of Jail Free" card, we can at least get you cheap hooch and a free cookie.

A warning: Even with a payment plan, you'll continue to see interest and some penalties accrue on your balance owed until you've paid off what you owe. Staples is also offering a coupon for one pound of document shredding to be used by April 21.

"So, certainly if you get a call that you feel suspicious just say ok, I'll reach back to you, hang up and dial the IRS directly". Get a free Pizookie with a minimum $9.95 food purchase Wednesday.

(NYSE:MRK) Shares Bought by Teacher Retirement System of Texas
This value (ranging from 0-100%) shows where the stock price closed relative to the price range over the specified period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in Merck & 10.6% during the fourth quarter.

"Some of the deals are general freebies, while other restaurants and retailers are offering discount prices, reflecting the "stats and numbers" reminiscent of Tax Season - like Boston Market's deal for a $10.40 meal special, playing up the Form 1040 reference".

Chuck E. Cheese's: Tuesday through Thursday, buy one large cheese pizza, get one large cheese pizza free.

Cici's Pizza: $4.17 Adult Buffet with the coupon from their Facebook page.

Firehouse Subs: Get a free medium sub with purchase of a full-priced medium or large sub, chips and drink.

EF2 tornado confirmed in Amherst and Campbell Counties
South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. had nearly 2,000 customers without service, almost all were in Lexington and Richland counties. Over the past hour, the National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Mecklenburg and the surrounding counties.

If you're a procrastinator, Hardee's is giving you a reason to get started early: Free sausage biscuits from 7 to 10 a.m.

Planet Fitness: Free massage at participating HydroMassage locations through April 21. The promotion began on April 1 and is available only for dine-in customers. This is for online, carry-out orders only.

P.F. Chang's: 15% off takeout via code TAXDAY.

Sonic Drive-In: Get cheeseburgers for half-price all day long Tuesday.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) EPS Estimated At $1.33
This organization's stock showed a trading volume of 6.49 million shares, compared to its average daily volume of 7.42M shares. In other news, Director W Don Cornwell sold 2,500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 28th.

This annual ritual could be completely avoided for half of tax filers or more, if the government would simply use the information it already has and automatically prefill their returns for them.

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