Deadline to File Taxes Near

By: Melissa Warren Email
By: Melissa Warren Email

"No matter what you can't avoid them, so you might as well do it, go on with it.  It's a part of life, so you've gotta do it," said Hunton.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Those at Professional Tax Services say 300 people will walk through their doors today alone.

"Sometimes we don't get home until 11 (p.m.) That's just regular nights, and it might even be later than that tonight, but you've got to love what you do to do it, and we love what we do. We love helping people," said Professional Tax Services Co-Owner Kaye Buser.

One client says he's glad they're here to help.

"You pay for what you get, and if you do it online, if you make a mistake, you have prompts, but you really don't have anybody taking you through it," said client Walter Kennedy.

Everyone has their reasons for either filing early or waiting until the last minute.

"I had an appointment a couple of weeks ago, but I've been sick and in the hospital so they were kind enough to have appointments today, and I'm right here with them. I think it's terrible. I think it's terrible for people to wait this long, because there's so much pressure on everybody's part, but it's what I had to do," said client Diane Hunton.

"It's a huge drudgery because it wakes me probably about 120 hours to do my taxes, because realtors have lots of deductions and receipts we have to keep up, and then I'm the broker of my company Real Estate Solutions, so I also have to do my company taxes, so that's double trouble," said client Mary Bess Pedigo.

After decades of helping others file their taxes, Buser says she's seen procrastination in all forms.

"They just procrastinate, because number one, they just do not like filing taxes, but most of the procrastinators are the ones that owe, so that makes it even worse. If you don't want to do something, you put it off as long as you can," said Buser.

Regardless of when or how you do them, they must be done.

"No matter what you can't avoid them, so you might as well do it, go on with it. It's a part of life, so you've gotta do it," said Hunton.

Those who really want to wait until the very last minute, have until tomorrow night. Buser says many don't realize it, but those who are absolutely sure they are will receive a tax refund, and do not owe money, are not required to file by tomorrow. She says many are not sure until they file their returns, that they do not owe any money. If you do owe, and miss the deadline, she says you could face penalties.


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