Quinn Says Filing Last-Minute Taxes is OK

Apr 15, 2013

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says there's nothing wrong with waiting until the last minute to file tax returns.

Quinn says in the past he has even been guilty of coming right up against the deadline. Today is the final day to file 2012 tax returns. Quinn says paying taxes isn’t fun, but it's the price of living in a democracy.

Quinn has released his tax returns in years past and said yesterday he plans to do so again soon. He urges people to support the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund. Taxpayers can make donations through a voluntary check off on Illinois income tax forms. The fund began in 2003 when Quinn was lieutenant governor and has helped approximately 27,000 families.