I.R.S. Gives Extension to Those Affected by Va. Tech Shootings

The Virginia Tech shootings overlapped with tax day, which is today. The I.R.S. has shown compassion.

The IRS said the extension until Oct. 15 applies to victims, their families, emergency responders and university students and employees.

"Taxes are the last thing the Virginia Tech family should be worried about at this time," IRS Commissioner Mark Everson said in a statement. Midnight Tuesday was the deadline for most taxpayers to file their taxes for 2006.

True, anyone can get an extension with minimal paperwork. But it's a nice gesture not to have to think about it.

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    by dthurston on Tue Apr 17, 2007 at 09:59:04 PM EST
    The extension seems to also apply to paying taxes (as opposed to filing), which is generally hard to get.