Tax Day Drives Last-Minute Filers
(SIOUX CITY, IA) - April 15 means Tax Day - the last day to file your federal taxes. But states tax deadlines vary across Siouxland.
Nebraska's deadline is April 15. In Iowa, you have until the end of the month and South Dakota doesn't have any state income tax. Regardless, accountants were scrambling Monday to help those procrastinators.
Bob Scott has been holed up in his office for weeks getting taxpayers prepared for Tax Day. John Kuehl is one of his last-minute filers.
"I just lost track of time. And I never get money back anyhow," said Kuehl.
This is the first time Kuehl has waited until the last day. We asked Bob Scott how busy he was on Monday.
"Plenty. Plenty. We may not get them all done," said Scott. "We've got seven or eight I've got to get done before the city council meeting today. Plus, about four more appointments. We're filing a lot of extensions is what we're doing."
No two excuses are the same though.
"I had to do a change on my tax form and I needed it done. So I need to get there before tonight," said Raymond Collier.
He's talking about the post office. His tax forms must be post marked no later than April 15th. Collier is not your everyday procrastinator.
"I really don't know what to say to them that are last minute because we usually aren't. this was just a mistake on our part and we had to revise," Collier.
Luckily, Scott's office has been through this a time or two.
"I've been busy every day, day in and day out. So it doesn't bother me. I mean I'm kind of used to it. I'm just glad tomorrow's coming," said Scott.
Bob Scott said he expected his office to file 100 extensions Monday. Again, Iowans have until April 30 to file state taxes without an extension.