Get a Tax Extension? What You Need to Know for Oct. 15

The following is a guest post by Alan Kalman.  Fall is in the air and with it comes NFL football, the baseball playoffs, Halloween – and filing tax returns. More than a million of you who did not file your 2011 tax returns in April asked for the automatic six-month extension to Oct. 15. So get out all those forms (W-2s and 1099s) you received, and all your tax receipts and records and get started since time is running out. …