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    Tax season is almost over- April 18th is quickly approaching.

    If you cannot file timely, file an extension for free online by April 18th. An extension does not extend the time you have to pay tax due. It just gives you more time to file. You will owe interest on any amount not paid by the deadline, plus you may owe penalties.

    Don’t wait to file your tax return just because you owe money. Avoid additional penalties and interest by filing your tax return now and choosing from the available payment options at Payments. You can pay your balance online using IRS Direct Pay or apply for an online payment agreement.

    To avoid owing tax next year, bring the amount you have withheld closer to what you owe. Use the IRS withholding calculator Withholding Estimator and update your withholding through OPM at

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    As a friendly reminder, tax season is in full-swing. The IRS has many useful resources available online. Visit the IRS filing page for valuable information about free filing and resources for tax preparation assistance. Also, be sure to visit the IRS tax center for retirees.  The deadline to file the 2021 income tax return and pay any tax due is April 18th.   

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