i will be out of town the weekend of april 14-15 -- which would traditionally be my income tax weekend -- so i am committed to completing my taxes in the month of march. with the mixed blessing of only the duke women to focus on (and a rotisserie baseball draft to prep for) this should be easier.
as usual i will owe money. i am wondering (not to the point of initiating a poll) why, especially if one owes money, would anyone PAY to e-file?
On the off chance that your wife doesn't trust you with the taxes, then let her CPA do the taxes next year. After, that you'll have a boiler plate for the year after and can make sure that Turbo-Tax isn't missing anything.
Several people on the IRS customer service line (yes, you can talk to a real person and they're actually very helpful) gave us this same information - that if you mail a check postmarked Apr. 17th and it arrives Apr. 19th, you will owe a penalty.