Taxes Extention

It may not be any easier, but taxpayers will have additional time to file their returns this year.

Not only do taxpayers have two or three extra days to file, they also can ask for the first time for an automatic six-month extension.

Nearly 88 million taxpayers have filed their returns, but that leaves millions more working to meet the deadline -- Monday for most people.

The IRS expects 9.6 million to miss the mark in April and request an automatic filing extension until October 16th.

But they have to pay their taxes now.

The deadline for requesting an automatic extension is the same as the tax-filing deadline.

The IRS this year gave taxpayers an extra weekend to finish their work because April 15th falls on a Saturday.

The tax agency pushed the traditional deadline back to April 17th for most taxpayers.