Tax Day: April 15 is the deadline to file your tax returns

(AP) -- It's here -- the day taxpayers have to reckon with Uncle Sam. As today's tax filing deadline arrives, many of us haven't filed our returns.

This past Friday, the IRA pegged the number at 50 million.

For those who haven't filed, the advice is to step on it -- but take it easy. The IRS reminds taxpayers that they can make mistakes when hurrying to file a tax return.

Errors can result in longer processing times and possible delays of any refund you may be getting.

The best way to avoid common mistakes is to file electronically. The IRS estimates about 70% of taxpayers can file their tax return at no charge by using the IRS Free File software.

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