Taxpayers Wait Until Last Day To File Taxes - DatelineCarolina

Taxpayers Wait Until Last Day To File Taxes

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Liberty Tax Service on Devine Street helped last minute taxpayers. Liberty Tax Service on Devine Street helped last minute taxpayers.

By: Jennifer Howell

Federal income tax filings weren't due April 18 this year, a change from the normal April 15 deadline.  Americans got an extra three days to file federal taxes because Friday April 15 was Emancipation Day, a holiday in Washington, DC.

Liberty Tax Service on Devine Street scheduled extra workers to handle the rush.

"We didn't expect for it to jump quite this early. We knew it would pick up when people got off work," Liberty Tax Service worker David Dixon said.

Some taxpayers filed last minute and blame the change in the due date.

"That is probably the reason why I procrastinated a little longer than I should have," Taxpayer Karen Petit said.

Post offices in the Midlands did not extend their hours and did not offer hard copies of tax forms, because most people filed electronically this year. Taxpayers had to check online or go to an IRS office.

The IRS reports most people filed electronically this year.

Those applying for a tax extension have until Oct. 17 to file their returns.

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