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3 Last-Minute Tips for Tax Filers

The clock's ticking: Americans have one weekend left to file their taxes before the  April 15 deadline.If you haven't filed your taxes yet, you aren't alone: Last year, 25 million people waited until the final days before filing their taxes, according to the IRS.If you one of the millions of procrastinators, Mark Steber, Jackson-Hewitt Chief Tax Officer, says don't panic, but act quickly.He offers the following tips and mistakes to avoid when filling out your return at the last-minute:Use TechSteber suggests taxpayers in a bind "embrace technology" in the final days ahead of filing deadline."No matter who you are, it's time to get organized, get ready and get it done," Steber says. There are plenty of credible resources online, including the IRS website, that offer tips and check-lists to make sure deductions aren't overlooked.He also recommends e-filing. "Whether you decide to do it for yourself, or pay someone, file electronically," he says. "It's safer, you get automatic validation ...

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