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The Internal Revenue Service is warning Hoosiers to look out for scams around the latest round of federal COVID-19 relief payments.

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on the City of Gary launching an app to help residents determine if they need to testing and care for possible COVID-19 symptoms, Governors across several Midwest states – including Indiana – announced Thursday they will work together as they decide when to reopen the economy from their states’ “Stay-At-Home” orders, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Financial Advisor Greg Hammer about how the stimulus package impacts your retirement nest egg. All of that, and more, on this edition of "Lakeshore Update."

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Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte talks NWI financial advisor Greg Hammer about Hammer about how several provisions in the CARES Act Stimulus package impact anyone with a retirement account. 

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Federal officials are warning Hoosiers to watch out for scams related to COVID-19 – everything from fake charities to bogus stimulus checks.

The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline to file taxes until midnight April 18, following a system outage Tuesday morning. 

The Indiana Department of Revenue announced it will also extend its deadline. 

People attempting to file their taxes electronically were still able to on Tuesday, but those making payments weren't able for most of the day. 

“This is the busiest tax day of the year, and the IRS apologizes for the inconvenience this system issue caused for taxpayers,” said acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter in a statement. 

Tax Filing Deadline Approaches

Apr 11, 2018
Hoosiers who use paper to file their taxes must have them in the mail by April 17. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Hoosiers have a little less than a week left to file their taxes for 2017.

Those who file their state and federal taxes online can submit electronically any time before April 18. For those who use paper to file, Indiana Department of Revenue Commissioner Adam Krupp says their returns must be in the mail by April 17.

The Urban League of North West Indiana  is offering free tax preparation for low and moderate income people. It could mean a big savings for some.  Steven Latimore has the story.