But, despite the difficult circumstances, you can bet that procrastinators are still anxious about the tax deadline, two days late this year due to April 15 falling on a Sunday.
And with the late trips to the post office and broken pencils comes a scheme practically as old as the federal income tax itself – tax-time phishing.
The scam has moved from snail-mailed letters to faxes to email. If Ben Franklin lived today, he might think it a certainty too.
One easy tip: The IRS does not – make that DOES NOT – send out unsolicited email. The organization does, however, provide tips for dealing with phishing.