Tax-Time Procrastination, An American Tradition

The April deadline comes around at about the same time every year. Still, with six days left before taxes are due, many people continue to put off filing.

The boxes of receipts, stacks of W-2s and 1099s are daunting enough. Add in row after row of fill-in boxes on the 1040, and it's no wonder so many people procrastinate.

NPR's Neal Conan talks with Joe Ferrari, psychology professor at DePaul University and Liz Weston, columnist at MSN Money about why so many people wait until the last minute to do their taxes, and the lessons they've learned over years of filing.

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