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Good Question: Why do some people procrastinate filing their taxes?

Statistics show 20 percent of men and women are chronic procrastinators.

That's not good when it comes to filling out your taxes and its certainly not good for tax preparers.

Good Question: Why do some people procrastinate filing their taxes?

Its that time of year when we scramble to get our taxes ready for Uncle Sam.

Places like H& R Block are in overdrive.

"The month of April is always busy and we are putting in 14 hour days." said Ben Livingston with H& R Block.

For 20 years, Livingston has been preparing taxes.

He says if you haven't filed yet, there is no need to panic.

"The first step is getting your records, what that means is collecting all your W-2's, which is wages or form 1099's." said Livingston.

We all know April 15th is d-day, but why do so many Americans seem to put it off year after year?

Livingston has come up with a theory after preparing thousands of tax returns.

"I think the most common reason for waiting and procrastinating is when a tax payer thinks they owe taxes."

Livingston says that's no reason to wait.

"My suggestion is just give us a call."

He also suggests going to www.irs.gov.

There you will find a wealth of knowledge to help you possibly save some of your own wealth.

H & R Block locations will be staying open late up until the 15th to help you get your taxes in on time.


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