10 Biggest Tax Procrastinators

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10 Biggest Tax Procrastinators

Residents of these cities are in no rush to file their tax returns according to TurboTax. The online tax service tallied returns filed between April 14 and April 17, 2007, and these 10 cities had the most number of returns filed during that last-minute time period.

Is your city one of the biggest tax procrastinators? Click through the gallery and find out.

Next: Procrastinator No. 10

Last Year's Rank: 12

Apparently, Los Angelinos were busy chasing Britney Spears all over town and waited until the deadline to file their taxes. At least they didn't let the forlorn Britney file their taxes for them.


Next: Procrastinator No. 9

Last Year's Rank: 7

Settled first in 1731, San Antonio ranks as one of America's oldest cities. Despite its age, the home of the Alamo is steeped in today as its residents use the power of online tax preparation to file at the last minute.


Next: Procrastinator No. 8

Last Year's Rank: 11

Making its return to the list after a two-year absence is the jewel of Southern Nevada, and former Mormon mission, Las Vegas.


Next: Procrastinator No. 7

Last Year's Rank: 8

Grunge may have gone the way of disco, but Seattle residents continue to play fast and late with their tax returns. The Emerald City jumps one spot this year.


Next: Procrastinator No. 6

Last Year's Rank: 6

The home of the 2008 U.S. Open, and home to TurboTax, can't seem to make up its mind. After topping the list two years ago, San Diegans dropped to sixth last year and are there yet again.


Next: Procrastinator No. 5

Last Year's Rank: 5

The City by the Bay held steady in the fifth slot for the second straight year. In a year that saw the home run record fall to Barry Bonds, taxpayers in San Francisco waited until they had a full count to take a swing at doing their taxes.


Next: Procrastinator No. 4

Last Year's Rank: 4

Austin continues to procrastinate as they lock up the fourth spot for the second straight year. One of the fastest growing cities in America, Austin may be too busy to worry about IRS taxes until the deadline forces them to.


Next: Procrastinator No. 3

Last Year's Rank: 1

Houstonians have topped our list more than any other city (three times) but must have tired of being the top tax procrastinators. Progress is progress and Houstonians drop two spots this year.


Next: Procrastinator No. 2

Last Year's Rank: 5

After procrastinating less last year, the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple takes its toll on taxpayers as NYC climbs back up the list to rank at No. 2. The Giants may be No. 1 in pro football, but New York is second on our list of late tax filers.


Next: Procrastinator No. 1

Last Year's Rank: 2

Chicago is the "Second City" no more as it takes the top spot for the first time in the seven years the list has been compiled.


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