Still not ready to file? The IRS says not to panic.
Taxpayers can easily file for an automatic six month extension. But, they should also remember that this option only gives extra time to complete a 1040 - not to fail to pay.
So experts suggest sending the IRS a check based on the previous year's return. If you can't come up with that money, it's possible you might qualify for payment plans and other relief.
The IRS has a "Fresh Start initiative", which is penalty relief for unemployed taxpayers and self-employed individuals whose income has dropped.
Go to the Free File link at IRS.gov and file for the extension, which should only take a few minutes.
If you've already finished filing, it's a good day to take advantage of some tax day specials offered by restaurants and retailers.
Arby's is giving away free curly fries. P.F. Chang's is taking 15 percent off the entire purchase price of a meal, as is White Castle.