Did you procrastinate on filing your taxes?
You’re not alone. In fact, nearly a quarter of Americans say they tend to wait until the last minute to file taxes, according to a recent survey conducted for LifeLock by Harris Poll. If you’re a Boomer, you’re even more likely to be taking your time than your younger counterparts. And a painfully ironic survey finding is that nearly one in six Americans would rather get a root canal than do their taxes.
In the face of a mountain of paperwork on the last day to file, there’s an important warning to keep in mind:
If you file your taxes electronically and discover that they’ve already been filed, then you are likely a victim of tax-refund identity theft.