Time is running out for those who like to wait until the last minute to file their taxes.
Stephanie Marquis with the state Revenue Department says there’s still a chance to get them done online, as we approach the April 15th deadline. Wisconsin’s e-file system is expected to help over 70-percent of taxpayers complete their state returns this year.
Marquis says it’s a secure and free way to get your taxes done, it provides a clear record that your taxes have been received, and it can greatly increase the speed in which you’ll receive any refund you’re owed.
Marquis says the most common reason people have for waiting until the last minute is that they owe money to the state. If that’s the case, she says you don’t have to pay your taxes at the same time you file. You can file today, then schedule a time before the deadline to get your payment in.
Free tax help is also still available across the state. Information is available by calling 211.
AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:04)