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Procrastinators Hurry To Post Office To File Taxes

A sign at the post office warns late-comers that the office will close at 9 p.m. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

A sign at the post office warns late-comers that the office will close at 9 p.m. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – We got a couple extra days to file this year, but the day many people dread has arrived – today is Tax Day. KYW Newsradio caught up with some last-minute filers mailing-off their forms in University City this morning.

Midnight tonight is the deadline, but don’t expect to get that deadline if you need to mail your returns, the post-office at 30th and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia has signs posted (pictured), warning it will close at 9 p.m. sharp tonight.

Kathy Collins ducked in to mail-off her return on her way to work.  She said, she’s just a procrastinator and needs the deadline, but now that she’s done, “A big relief, spring can come now and I can enjoy it!”

Kirk from Downingtown stopped in this morning to mail his return. He said he has a good reason for waiting until the last minute, “I owe money, so I wanted to pay at the very last minute basically, didn’t want to pay the interest.”

But others, like Kathy Collins, said, “Because I’m a procrastinator. I need a deadline, or else it wouldn’t get done.  Ever.”

Some last-minute advice from the IRS: don’t try to use a form from a previous year.  If you e-file you have until 11:59 p.m.

And, you can also file for an extension at IRS.gov, that though is an extension to file —  not to pay.  That check needs to be in mail by today.

Need help with your taxes? Check out the CBS Philly Tax Resources Guide.

Reported by Jim Melwert, KYW Newsradio 1060

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