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Apr 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm

The clock is ticking for thousands of North Dakotans and Minnesotans who still need to file their 2012 taxes.   North Dakota Tax Commissioner Cory Fong says he had still not heard from a-quarter of all taxpayers.   Fong says that’s not unusual as a lot of people wait until the last minute to send in their forms.   Each year around 30-thousand North Dakotans file for a tax extension.    Fong says electronic returns are still the dominate means for filing taxes but late filiers tend to go paper.  Still he expects aroud 83% of taxpayers to go electronic.

Fong says the tax office will be open until nine p-m tonight (4/15)to help taxpayers with last minute questions.    The deadline for filing is midnight tonight.

The IRS has announced that it will provide penalty relief to anyone unable to file due to severe storms in parts of the South and Midwest over the past few days.

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