Tax day is next Monday, and there are many people out there who have waited to the last moment to fill out and file their taxes. Don't worry, there is nothing wrong with that approach. Everyone, at some point in their lives, has let something linger on; they procrastinate and wait until the deadline to do something about whatever task they have to complete.

Just so long as you have your tax filing in by April 15, and it is accurately reported, you have nothing to worry about. So make sure the math is correct; double check your W-2s and other financial documentation; and put an end to your tax season.

However, for some people that may not be the way the April 15 deadline is handled. They may procrastinate so much, or they may be so confused by their complicated filing, that they do not file in time. Including those who purposely do not file, this happens about 10 million times every year; so step one when you fail to file your return on time is "do not panic." This happens a lot.

Your next step is to contact a tax law attorney. If you skip this step and just file a late return with no plan, an audit is very likely. The Internal Revenue Service has been targeting non-filers for awhile, and it can cause a lot of stress for a targeted individual. So contact a lawyer to help you get your financial documents in order and to come up with a plan to handle your late filing.

There is a chance that you could qualify for an extension, which would allow you to send in a late filing, but there can be complications. Again, having your attorney by your side will help in this regard.

Source: Carroll County Times, "Filing for an extension is best solution for tax procrastinators," Kelcie Pegher, April 9, 2013