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Bossier tax office braces for tax deadline rush

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The clock is ticking to file your federal taxes. Like many Ark-La-Tex tax offices, tax preparers at the Liberty Tax office on Old Minden Road in Bossier City enjoyed the calm before the storm Sunday.

But local Liberty Tax Franchise Owner Lavance Henderson says it won't last long. "We expect Monday and Tuesday to be very heavy tax days because that's when our procrastinators will come in and do their taxes," he said.

Henderson recommends before going into a tax office, make sure you bring an identification card and all tax documents. If you're having a hard time getting your tax information together, you can always file for an extension.

The IRS predicts 12-million taxpayers will request extensions this year. "All the extension does is give you more time to prepare your taxes, but not more time to pay your taxes," said Henderson.

While the Bossier City business only saw a few people trickle in and out Sunday, they are preparing for long days on Monday and Tuesday. "We've been here many times as late as midnight, doing people's taxes at the last minute," said Henderson.

Ark-La-Tex last-minute filers aren't alone; the IRS says 35-million people have waited until the last minute this year.  

You also have until midnight on April 15 to ask for an extension to file by October 15th.

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