Enjoy this weekend, but don't forget that Monday is the federal income tax deadline!
So who gets to go outside and enjoy their weekend, and who's going to spend it doing paperwork? Most folks told WWL First News that they already filed.
"I think I did mine in February," said one taxpayer this morning.
"Yeah, I got it out the way," another one told us. "About two months ago."
But some taxpayers will have to stay in and get their work done.
"We are just about there," one man said. "We're waiting on a couple of documents coming from various accounts and we will make the deadline, I hope."
"I haven't signed them and sent them in, but I think I know what the amounts are, and I usually get them in...the day before," said another. "There's a couple of outstanding questions, but for the most part, the taxes are done. I just need to send them off."
It seems most people would rather overpay a little and get a refund rather than owe money at the end of the year. According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, most taxpayers say any refund they get is going to pay off debt or bolster their savings.
According to IRS.gov, the top errors to avoid when filing taxes are goofs in Social Security numbers, misspelling of dependents' names, and incorrectly indicating a filing status (single, married filing separately, married filing jointly, etc.).