Make us your home page
Instagram

Tax deadline is today

If you haven't filed your income tax return yet, today's your last chance to stay in Uncle Sam's good graces. Your return or your request for an extension should be electronically filed or postmarked by midnight tonight.

If you just can't get it finished, file Form 4868 for an automatic six-month extension. But you might try extra hard to get finished since filing after April 15 will delay your economic stimulus rebate. And whether you file now or later, you're still obligated to pay what you owe today to avoid interest and possible penalties.

Can't pay? Go online (www.irs.gov) and complete an Online Payment Agreement or mail in Form 9465 to request an installment agreement. Or you can pay by credit card if you're willing to pay a "convenience fee."

Need help? Go to www.irs.gov for forms and information and file for free if your income is $54,000 or less. Go to money.tampabay.com for last-minute tax tips.

Some businesses are getting into the spirit with tax-day specials. Among them: Staples, which will copy up to 20 pages of your return for free, and Dunkin' Donuts, which is giving away a doughnut with each cup of coffee purchased.

Post offices open

• Tampa: 5201 W Spruce St., full service until midnight; New Tampa Station, 16350 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., full service until 9 p.m.

• Brandon: 1315 Oakfield Dr., full service until 10 p.m.

• St. Petersburg: 3135 First Ave S, full service until midnight.

• Clearwater: 100 S Belcher Road, full service until 9 p.m., drive-through dropoff until midnight.

• Tarpon Springs: 850 E. Lime St., full service until 9 p.m.

Tax deadline is today 04/15/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 10:41am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Dragon ride in Harry Potter section of Universal closing for new themed ride

    Florida

    Universal Orlando announced Monday that it will close Dragon Challenge for a new "highly themed" Harry Potter ride to open in 2019 — sending wizard fans into a guessing game with hopes for a Floo Powder Network or the maze from the Triwizard Tournament.

    Universal Orlando announced Monday that it will close Dragon Challenge on Sept. 5 for a new "highly themed" Harry Potter ride to open in 2019. The ride, originally the Dueling Dragons roller coaster, was renamed and incorporated into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter when the hugely popular area opened in 2010.
  2. Would you let your company implant a chip in you?

    Working Life

    Would you ask an employee to get a chip implanted in her hand? Sounds invasive and intrusive. But come Aug. 1, one company in Wisconsin will be giving it a try.

    Three Square Market - a developer of software used in vending machines - is offering all of its employees the option to get a microchip implanted between the thumb and forefinger. [Photo from video]
  3. Daniel Lipton resigns as artistic director of Opera Tampa

    Stage

    TAMPA — Daniel Lipton has resigned as artistic director of Opera Tampa, the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts announced.

    Daniel Lipton became the artistic director and conductor of Opera Tampa in 2012. Lipton replaced the opera's only previous director, Anton Coppola, who retired. [Times file (2012)]
  4. Throwback Tampa Bay station 102.9 goes from R&B jams to WFLA-AM's conservative talk

    Blogs

    Talk radio station WFLA-AM (970) began simulcasting on 102.9 FM in the Tampa area this morning. 

    Tampa's 102.9 is going from Throwback Tampa Bay to WFLA-AM's news radio.
  5. Bank of Tampa expanding into Sarasota

    Banking

    TAMPA — The Bank of Tampa is expanding to Sarasota County. It opened a loan office this month in downtown Sarasota at 1858 Ringling Blvd., which will be converted to a full-service branch within the year, the company said in a release Monday.

    The Bank of Tampa is expanding to Sarasota. Charles Murphy, pictured, will lead the Sarasota branch. | [Courtesy of The Bank of Tampa]