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Income Tax Deadline Has Arrived

It's April 15th! Income taxes are due and procrastinators are scrambling to get them finished and in the mail.

“It was a busy day at the Prestonsburg Post Office with people trying to get their taxes in before the deadline. We even caught a few people filling out their forms in line. The window inside closed at the normal time at 4:15, but postal employees are leaving the drive-thru open later, to help last minute filers get their taxes in on time.

ILast minute filers kept a steady line and employees busy all day at the Prestonsburg Post Office.

“This is typical. Tuesday's volume is increased. It seems like every year, it is the same flow on the 15th,” Josh Hyden said.

Some say they procrastinated on purpose.

“I hate filing taxes, and I always wait until the last second to handle the whole thing,” Phil Heffington said.

Some were still doing their tax return in the post office.

“Last minute, but I got them in! It was touch and go,” Terry Hackworth said.

Postal employees are working overtime to help get them all in.

“Very busy! I've been stopped on the street several instances of customers wanting to get that last letter out,” Amanda Crockett said.

Postal employees say all returns in to them by midnight will get the required April 15th postmark.

Last minute filers were relieved once their taxes were finished and mailed, but say the feeling won't last long.

For the really last minute filers who are still doing taxes and afraid you may not make it, there is still hope.

You can file an extension with the IRS, but you have to do that by midnight.

If you can't make it to the post office, you can e-file your tax form or your extension form on the internet before midnight.

For more information visit.. www.irs.gov


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