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Thousands of Wisconsinites have taxes due today

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tax preparation

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - It’s Tax Day – and despite having months to prepare, thousands of Wisconsinites have waited until the last minute to file.

As of April 1st, about a million state tax returns had not been filed yet.

Midnight is deadline to either send the returns on your computer, or make sure they’re postmarked. Back in the old days before the Internet, post offices in Wisconsin’s bigger cities used to be open until midnight – and places like Milwaukee had some rather entertaining curbside mailing service.

Those days are long gone, though, and Milwaukee’s final collection will be at 8 p.m. at the downtown post office, and 6:30 p.m. at the airport. To check the hours for your post office, go to USPS.Com.

Those who can’t file on time are being urged to seek extensions with the IRS. The extensions run through October 15th, and the federal ones cover state returns as well.

But State Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler says you should have to pay your taxes today – even if they’re estimated – or else you’ll be hit with interest. The state charges one percent a month.