YONKERS - Tuesday is the deadline for taxpayers to file their returns.

Returns must be filed before midnight.

The days leading up to the deadline are some of the busiest of the year for tax preparers, as people come in worried about making the cut.

Deborah DeCrescenzo, manager of a Jackson-Hewitt tax service office in Yonkers, urges people to file early. She also says not to panic if you owe money, because the IRS is willing to work with you.