Tax filers face countdown to deadline

Start sweating. There's less than a week to go before 2008 tax returns must be filed.The IRS estimates that nearly one-third of returns have yet

STAMFORD - Start sweating. There's less than a week to go before 2008 tax returns must be filed.

The IRS estimates that nearly one-third of returns have yet to be filed. Local tax preparer Tony Coppola lists waiting for paperwork, needing time to organize and plain old procrastination as reasons why.

Coppola says even though the IRS claims the number and size of refunds are up, it's little consolation to the procrastinators.

"I think a lot of that has to do with people owing money," he says.

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