H&R Block representative Sandra Rush, left, along with Donna Bradley assist Lashonda Walker and Lisa Walker filing their taxes Tuesday. The deadline to file is Wednesday. Bruce Franklin/Press-Herald

The deadline to file federal taxes is at midnight Wednesday.

Several tax services are busy helping their customers get their returns in on time, and H&R Block offered a few tips on how to handle the frenzy that is Tax Day. Gale Cothran, franchise owner, says filers need to make sure they have all of their paperwork, but even if they have to file an extension, filers who owe still must pay by the April 15 deadline.

“An extension gives you six months, and an extension is automatic up until October 15 to get your paperwork together,” she said. “It does not


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