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IRS Extends Deadline for Boston-area Taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service says Boston-area taxpayers need time to finish their tax returns without worry. Noting the tragedy of the explosions Monday at the Boston Marathon that killed two and injured at least 125, the IRS said it will be providing individual tax filing and payment extensions.
Responders search the area around the Boston Public Library near the finish line of the Boston Marathon with a ladder truck in Boston Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Two bombs blew up seconds apart Monday at the finish line of one of the world's most storied races, tearing off limbs and leaving the streets spattered with blood and strewn with broken glass. At least three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, and more than 170 were wounded. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service says Boston-area taxpayers need time to finish their tax returns without worry.

Noting the tragedy of the explosions Monday at the Boston Marathon that killed two and injured at least 125, the IRS said it will be providing individual tax filing and payment extensions. Details will be announced Tuesday.

Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the marathon on Monday. A senior U.S. intelligence official said two other bombs were found near the end of the 26.2-mile course.