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No, you are not normal if you wait until the last minute to pay taxes

The front of the Internal Revenue Service building.
Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
It’s time.
  • Dan Kopf
By Dan Kopf

Data editor

Published This article is more than 2 years old.

April 15 is the due date for people in the US to pay their taxes. Most are way ahead of the game.

According to statistics from Internal Revenue Service, over two-thirds of taxpayers filed their taxes more than a week before they were due in 2018. Of the 154 million households who paid taxes, only around 12% paid in the last week they were due. Another 11% pay their taxes late, many of whom applied for extensions.

So if you are planning to pay your taxes at the last minute on Monday, you truly are a procrastinator.

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