Saturday, April 14, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- If you woke up in a cold sweat this morning, worrying that April 15 -- the annual income tax filing deadline -- is here, relax and enjoy your Sunday.
This year, the weekend and a Monday government holiday in Washington means that procrastinators have until Tuesday to get their tax returns filed.
The extra two days could mean a lot, for the frantic taxpayers flocking into local tax preparation offices.
Debbie Davis-Haines, the office manager at a Lawrenceville H & R Block, said the impending deadline sent about 30 people to her office Friday, up from the normal 10 a day in March.
"It brings everybody out," Davis-Haines said of the deadline. "There are some people who choose to come in on the last day, but we prefer them not to."
Open extra hours through Tuesday, Davis-Haines said the office is well-staffed and prepared to work hard until the deadline. "We're ready," she said.
Davis-Haines recommends people don't wait until the last day, though.
"Just try to get all your paperwork together and come in soon," she said.
Select post offices will also have extended hours on Tuesday, as the government requires a postmark for that day.