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Don't cry! Yes, it is April 15th and yes, your taxes are due but it isn't too late (and if it is too late, you can easily file for an extension). First, take a breath. Now, go get your tax forms if you don't already have them. More than likely you can get some federal tax filing software for free and you don't even have to be lower income to file this way. You can even get free California filing software from the franchise tax board (but much like the rest of government, the two software programs don't work together). We did our taxes with Turbo Tax this year and they have a pretty smooth process and they have their own Tax Freedom site. It took us a little over an hour to get it all right. Now, if for some reason you can't e-file, head to your local post office. Several are open late tonight but you can always print some postage online and drop it in late pick up drop box.

photo of and by C Holton.