Tax Day Is Here

April 17, 2012 Updated Apr 17, 2012 at 1:22 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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April 17, 2012 Updated Apr 17, 2012 at 1:22 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - It's April 17, tax filing deadline day. Did you file your taxes?

"Some new things happening so it's taking some time to calculate everything and figure it out," taxpayer Amanda Dermott said.

Taxpayers got two extra days this year.

"With the Federal holiday being in Washington D.C., which is the Emancipation holiday, it fell on the Monday... so we get to Tuesday and that's how we get the 17th," President of EG Tax Esther Gulyas said.

Many are still waiting until the last minute, but like Gary Fuller are working hard to get it in on time.

"Usually I normally owe so I put it off until the last minute. That's best for me," Fuller said.

Those who want to file an extension may want to think again.

"Many people think that filing an extension extends the time to make the payment, not true. The extension only extends the time to make the paperwork, not the payment," Gulyas said.

At the post office, officials said although things will get a bit busy with people filing last minute, most are filing online.

"Things have changed dramatically. We will handle a quarter of the returns the rest will go electronically," U.S. Post Office Spokesperson Karen Mazurkiewicz said.

Those filing online have until midnight to press send. If you are getting your information post marked there are some things you must do to guarantee Tuesday's date.

"The blue boxes where you may depositing your returns has a last pick up time. Also, we will be post marking here at our William Street location until midnight, and also at our Cayuga branch," Mazurkiewicz said.

Tax experts said the bottom line is to get your paperwork on time or your taxes may break the bank even more than you think.

"The failure to file your return is the big fee. It's five percent per month until it gets to 25 percent. The failure to pay is less. It's a half percent until it gets to 25 percent so you can see by the fees they want you to get the payment in then they will work with you on the balance," Gulyas said.