Time to file your taxes has been slowly ticking away, and today that clock strikes zero. It's April 15th - Tax Day!
FOX News Radio's Jennifer Keiper spoke to some taxpayers in Chicago:
The day that many of us dread: April 15.
(Taxpayer) "It's an awful lot of money you're paying, and you're working probably four months or three months to pay your taxes. If you are single, like I am, you're paying even more taxes than families."
Kristen Bonner doesn't hold back.
(Bonner) "It's annoying. It irks me more that so much gets taken out of our check than anything else. There's got to be a simpler way, I think, than the way America does it now."
"Simple" isn't often a word associated with the tax process. Attorney Paul Muenchow says he gave up preparing returns.
(Muenchow) "The accountants are much better with keeping up on all the available deductions and all the tax laws."
But he says, for all the complaining we do about April 15th, in the end:
(Muenchow) "I've gotten used to it. I don't mind it because I think we all have to pay our taxes."
In Chicago, Jennifer Keiper, FOX News Radio.
If you haven't already, you're running out of time to fill out those returns and get them in the mail. And if you live in certain areas, you might want to make sure all of your documentation is in order.
FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Washington:
It's a fear many face every April 15th: An audit, and a new study by the National Taxpayer Advocate finds if you live in L.A., San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta or D.C., you could be at heightened risk. A survey of confidential IRS data shows large clusters of potential tax cheats in those five Metro areas. Many of the communities ID'd as potential audit targets are very wealthy - including Beverly Hills.
Researchers found business owners in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska and the Bronx were among the least likely to be tax cheats.
In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.