Tardy Taxes

Playing audit roulette

The Internal Revenue Service urges people to file their tax returns as early as possible, but is this really good advice? Paul N. Strassels, a former IRS legal specialist and author of All You Need to Know About the IRS, maintains that the best time to send in a return is around April 10. This is very close to the April 15 deadline, but it still provides a safety margin for slow mails. Strassels says that the rush to tax judgment in mid-April is so heavy that there is less chance that a last-minute return will be plucked out...

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