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Last minute tax tips before April 17 deadline

The deadline to file taxes is Tuesday, April 17 and for those who are waited until the last minute, there are some tax tips to remember.

The deadline to file taxes is Tuesday, April 17, and for those who have waited until the last minute, there are some tax tips to remember.

H&R Block senior tax analyst Jennina Johansen said the most common thing people do by mistake is procrastinating and forgetting to bring their documents.

Johansen said to bring in your income documents and your identification to cover all the bases.

She said to make sure your social security number is correct on your income documents as well as your children's social security number.

Johansen said if people have Covered California Health Care, they will need to bring a 1095-A document form.

She noted if they don't have all of their documents they will need to get an extension.

For those who lost their documents, in a fire for example, she said not to worry.

"If you've been affected by the fire, in Happy Valley or any of our communities, I know a lot of those communities, I live in Happy Valley, they're extremely stressed because they don't have their documents together. And it just goes back to let's get an extension in for you and let take care of that. The government does know situations arise and they're very understanding of that," said Johansen.

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