Employers are required to withhold taxes and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes for all workers to whom they pay more than $1,800. The IRS is making it easier to come clean.
The IRS will still accept your return, but you may have to pay penalties for filing late and for paying taxes late.
You get an extra 2 days to do your taxes this year, but you may not have the option of the late-night run to the post office.
Lawmakers have put off major tax decisions, including whether to continue the Bush tax cuts, until after the Nov. 6 election. That doesn't leave much time to make changes.
However President Obama's proposed tax on millionaires is estimated, it's small compared with the federal budget deficit.
The IRS has created a website and a smartphone app you can use. If you file electronically, you could get your money within 10 days.
Check the form against your last pay stub of 2011 to make sure the company reported the correct amounts earned and withheld. If you find a mistake, contact your employer.
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