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Last minute rush to Post Office on Tax Day

Staff Photo: John Bohn Tax payer Dario Vasquez, of Norcross, drops off his tax returns to mail handler Arthur Merrell at the Boggs Road Post Office in Duluth on Monday evening. Tax returns must have a post mark by midnight of April 15th.

Staff Photo: John Bohn Tax payer Dario Vasquez, of Norcross, drops off his tax returns to mail handler Arthur Merrell at the Boggs Road Post Office in Duluth on Monday evening. Tax returns must have a post mark by midnight of April 15th.

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Staff Photo: John Bohn Tax payer Jed Cartwright, of Duluth, drops off his tax returns to mail superivsor Marcus Reese, right, at the Boggs Road Post Office in Duluth on Monday evening. Tax returns must have a post mark by midnight of April 15th.

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Staff Photo: John Bohn Tax payers drop off their tax returns to mail handler Gwen Sanders, left, and mail supervisor Marcus Reese, right, at the Boggs Road Post Office in Duluth on Monday evening. Tax returns must have a post mark by midnight of April 15th.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Tegan Hall used to be on top of her taxes. Every year, she filed not long after she received her documents in the mail.

But the last couple of years have been more difficult.

On Monday, the Lawrenceville woman stopped by the Post Office to make sure she made the April 15 deadline to get the federal tax information in the mail.

"It would have been better if I did it before, but ..." the woman trailed off, adding that the task has become harder to complete since her son joined the Navy and she went back to school.

"It seems like so many other things come up," she said, adding that she travels a lot and that her documents arrived late this year, as they did for many. "I don't like doing it late."

But Sanela Dono said she always waits as long as possible.

"I need to pay back, so I always wait almost to the (deadline)," Dono said while buying postage for her payment.

April 15 often results in a mad rush to the post office.

But this year, no local offices had extended hours, with the latest closure of 7 p.m. at the Boggs Road location. The only after-hours spot in the metro area is the Atlanta post office branch at 3900 Crown Road, which is open until midnight year-round.