CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – It is the last full weekend to finish your taxes and now we’re only a few days away from the filing deadline that was moved back three days to April 18, since the 15th falls on a weekend. Even though tens of millions of households have yet to file their tax returns which are due on Tuesday, April 18th, there is still time.

“Assuming you have your documents, there’s plenty of time to file. You can file up until 11:59 on the 18th and we do have people that do that. So you wanna make sure you’re well organized, you got all the information you need to do a proper return and then get it done,” explained Liberty Tax Expert, Ray Maagero.

Regardless of who does your taxes, there are a few basics you need before you begin. First, any documents related to income. Wages paid by an employer will come from a W-2 which you should have received before the end of February. Other income like rentals, investments, gambling, retirement, or self-employment is likely found in 1099 forms.

You’ll also need proof of tax-cut or deduction-eligible payments, like private student loan interest from a 1098-E, or medical expenses. While many do wait until the last minute , for some they need more time completely. And if you are one of those people, Liberty Income Tax tells 22News that filing for an extension is a necessity.

“If you’re not ready to file a return, go ahead and file an extension. The reason you’re filing an extension though, it’s just because you’re not prepared to prepare a proper return. It’s not an extension of time to pay, so if you do think you’re gonna owe money you gotta get it in by the 18th,” said Maagero.

Now another important tip to remember is write-offs. Taxpayers miss out on millions’ worth of write-offs every year. One out of five taxpayers forgets the saver’s credit.