Last minute filings on Tax Day

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by Johnny Archer

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 15 at 6:58 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - The Internal Revenue Service expects 135 million taxes to be filed by the end of the day on April 15.

Many who waited until the last minute are rushing to the post office to drop off their taxes.

“[It’s] very stressful because I have to wait on my paper work from [my husband],” Shelby Neel, who filed on the last day, said. 

Neel's husband is a contractor overseas. She has to wait to get his taxes before filing, but Neel is becoming the minority who physically drops their taxes off at the post office.

“There were such crowds here, but times have changed thanks to the Internet,” David Walton, a spokesperson with the U.S. Postal Service, said. “A lot of people file their taxes online now.”

As of the end of March, 91 percent of taxes that have been sent in so far were done through e-file.

According Walton, the Internet has changed the way the post office does business on tax day.

“That’s had a big impact on the postal service and our mail volumes,” Walton said. “Unlike past years, we are no longer are open until midnight.”
 
The main post office in Louisville located at 1420 Gardiner Lane will be open until 9 p.m.
 

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