4.15.15: Busy day for procrastinators
(AP) – Today is a busy day for procrastinators who haven’t filed their income tax returns yet. The deadline is midnight.
So far, more than 90% of tax returns have been filed online.
Tax season generates $300 billion in tax refunds each year which gives a slight boost to the U.S. economy.
Locally, a number of IRS certified tax preparers and accounting students from Aquinas College, Cornerstone University and Davenport University will be joined by other volunteers to provide free tax preparation services for people with incomes under $57,000 until 8 p.m. tonight.
They will be at the Community Action Tax Center at 121 Franklin St. SE. Those that need assistance need to make sure they bring the necessary paperwork, which would include: ID, social security cards, wage and earning statements, interest and dividend statements from banks and “important tax document” papers.
A number of area businesses and restaurants are offering deals and freebies including: Burger King, McDonald’s, Outback, Boston Market, Pizza Hut, and Olive Garden. Check their websites for additional information.