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Deadline to file income taxes is Monday


MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - It’s getting to be crunch time for thousands of Wisconsinites who have not filed their income tax returns yet.

The deadline is midnight next Monday.

State Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler said 1.8 million returns have been filed – and as of April first, over a million returns had not been turned in.

So far, 83 percent of Wisconsin tax filers have used the state’s free Internet system – and Chandler says it’s the fastest way to get the job done and obtain a refund.

Those not able to meet Monday’s filing deadline can file for an extension with the IRS – and the federal extension will automatically be applied to a state return as well. But Chandler says you still need to pay any taxes due by next Monday, or else you’ll have interest charges of one percent a month.

State officials say people should ask for an online payment plan if they can’t pay their full amounts by next week. The Revenue Department’s Web site is at Revenue.WI.Gov.