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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The deadline to file your 2013 taxes is TODAY.

According to tax experts, if for some reason you cannot file your tax return by the deadline, you should file an extension. However, an extension is not an extension to pay your taxes. It's an extension to file the return.

Many are wondering what to pay if they haven't filed a return and don't know how much they owe to the IRS.

Experts say to make your best guess because it's better to send some money in with your extension, rather than none. They say this will help tax payers save when it comes to late penalties and interest.

If you can't afford to pay by the deadline, experts suggest filing the extension without a payment. They also suggest people who don't believe they owe the IRS to do the same.

"If you believe you are getting a refund, you still need to file the form 4868 to file an extension, but you don't have to send any money in. On the form you just put the amount of tax liability as zero and then go ahead and just send the form in," said tax preparer David Freeman.

Last-minute taxpayers can file online or by mail, but your return must be postmarked before midnight.

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