By NICK GOSNELL
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Michael Devine with the IRS clarified that the deadline for those who filed for an extension on their taxes is Friday.
"We expected to get about 1.3 million returns from Kansas," Devine said. "About one tenth of those or 131,000 returns, we expected to ask for an extension. That was an extension of time to file, not to pay. All taxes were due on May 17 this year, because of the extended deadline."
If you should have gotten a refund, you should still file.
"All the penalties and interest are related to a balance due, to not paying all the taxes you owe," Devine said. "If you're going to get a refund, then the only thing that's happening, is you're not getting your money. You can't get a refund without filing that tax return."
The worst thing you can do is nothing. Contact the IRS yourself by initiating the call, or go to their website, if you have questions.
"IRS.gov is the site where we keep all the information," Devine said. "It's user friendly. You can find just about anything about your taxes you want. You can even find a copy of your old tax records once you log in correctly. That's the best place to go."
You can also call (800) 829-1040 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. local time weekdays, but if you're going to call, it's best to call early or late.