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Last-Minute Tax Tips

The tax clock is ticking with the filing deadline April 18. You read that right. Thanks to the Washington D.C. holiday calendar all procrastinators get an extra weekend.

With so little time left is there anything you can really do to trim the tax bill? Not much, although the folks at Smart Money managed to squeeze out 30 suggestions.

The New York Times highlights a few last minute ideas from an executive with TurboTax.

Even the IRS gets into the act with its own list. And when you get bored you can always take a break and check out 50 fun facts about taxes.

TIP 1: Fund your retirement piggy bank

TIP 2: More tax-deferred savings

TIP 3: What did I do last year?

TIP 4: Know what's new

TIP 5: Slow down

TIP 6: Take a deep breath

About the author

Chris Farrell is the economics editor of Marketplace Money.

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