Tax Day information and freebies

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - April 15 is the deadline to file taxes. Haven't filed yet? Here are some things to know.

Procrastinators who haven't yet filed by April 15 may file form 4868 for an automatic six-month extension - until October 15. No explanation is required, and the IRS will make contact if the request is denied.

The extension does not give extra time to pay taxes. The tax payer must estimate and pay what is owed by April 15. Any amount not paid by the deadline will be charged with interest and possibly penalties.

For tax payers who cannot pay their taxes right now, the IRS offers a monthly payment plan - for a fee. Tax payers who owe $50,000 or less can apply online.

Lastly, the IRS has a Free File program through its website for persons with an adjusted gross income of $58,000 or less. That can be found here.

Remember, filing taxes isn't an option you can choose to comply with. Taxes must be paid on all income.

The good news Tax Day also means good promotions, deals, specials and free stuff.

-Arby's is offering a free snack-sized curly fry on April 15 at all locations nationwide.

-Boston Market is offering a "Tax Day Deal Chicken Meal" on April 15. All guests can receive two half chicken individual meals for $10.40.

-Hard Rock Cafe is giving American's a break if they "Sing for Their Supper" on April 15. If they get on stage to perform their favorite song at a Hard Rock Cafe, they will receive a free dinner entree from Hard Rock's new menu. Singers can choose from a selection of new menu items and classic Hard Rock favorites, including the Grilled Vegetable Sandwich, Arugula Salad with Shaved Marinated Chicken, Legendary Big Cheese Burger or Veggie Burger as their free meal.

-The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn in Pawleys Island is offering a "1040 EZ Package". Customers can enjoy $10.40 off.

-Springmaid Beach Resort is offering a "1040 Taxation Vacation Package". The package includes accommodations with a $10.40 deduction per night off the room rate, and breakfast for two for $10.40 each day.

-Surfside Beach Resort is offering a two-night stay "Tax Day $99 Package". Stay Sunday thru Thursday from March 30 thru May 1 for two nights for $99.

-Bonefish Grill is offering a $5 discount on two dinner entrees through April 17. The offer must be claimed on the Bonefish Grill Facebook page.

-Hardees is giving a $1 discount on any Western X-tra Bacon Thickburger combo through May 4. This printable coupon must be presented.

-Sonic is offering half-price drinks, teas and slushes on April 15. No coupon is needed.

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