Most Louisiana filers have put off their taxes until today or tomorrow

Deadline is Tuesday

April 16, 2018 - 7:07 am
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(WWL.com) -- Because April 15th fell on a Sunday this year, and today is a holiday in Washington DC, we get a little extra time to settle up with Uncle Sam.  

A new poll finds most Louisianians will use all of that extra time before filing ahead of the federal tax deadline.

Federal tax deadline day is tomorrow, Tuesday.  

Offers.com finds most Louisianans wait until the very end to file. 

Some 53% wait until the day before or the final day to file. 

Offers.com’s Carson Yarbrough says most people don’t want to pay their taxes and some say they would go to extreme measures to avoid doing so.

"Nearly 22% of you said you'd rather give up internet and social media for the whole year, rather than pay your taxes this year, 16% said they'd even shave their head to get out of paying taxes," Yarbrough said.
 
According to the IRS, the average person who qualifies for a refund will get over $3,100. Yarbrough says the Louisiana taxpayers they spoke with will put that money to good use.
 
"Most consumers in Louisiana are going to be using their refund will be using their refund to pay off debt, nearly half of them will be doing that, also 30% plan to put it away in a savings fund and the rest plan to use it for everyday expenses." 
 
The biggest concern for tax season, 23% of Louisiana citizens worry they will pay too much in taxes.  
 
Also 40% of Louisiana taxpayers use an accountant or firm to file their taxes, while 22% opt for a tax software service.

By the way, Louisiana state income taxes are not due until May 15th.

 

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