Tuesday, April 18, is tax deadline day, and, according to the Internal Revenue Service, 21.5 million Americans waited until the last minute to file their taxes last year.
(The reason April 18 is tax deadline day is because April 15 falls on Saturday, and the District of Columbia celebrates Emancipation Day on Monday, April 17, making Monday a de facto federal holiday, thus pushing taxes back three days.)
If you're one of those 20 million-or-so Americans filing under the gun on April 18, the temptation is to rush things along and get that return in under the wire. But experts say don't be that guy or gal - take some extra time on your taxes, and make these specific last-minute moves to maximize your tax experience from a personal financial point of view.
Editors' pick: Originally published April 13.