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Looming tax deadline has filers rushing to Albany tax office

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Tatina Tucker, Liberty Tax General Manager Tatina Tucker, Liberty Tax General Manager
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

With just a few hours before the deadline for everyone to have their income taxes filed, local tax offices are filled with people who have waited until the last minute to file their returns.

The post office used to be the busy place on April 15th. But in the age of computers, the tax procrastinators are now filing electronically.

"In South Georgia, we have identity theft that's sky rocketing," said Tatina Tucker. "So when a tax client has identity theft, normally those tax returns have to be mailed in."

Tucker said filers who owe the IRS money also tend to mail their returns. She said her offices have seen more early filers this year than in previous years. 

An IRS spokesman said electronic filing is nearly twice as fast as traditional paper methods. It's also becoming a more reliable as some post stop offering extended hours. Only California and Florida have more electronic filers than Georgia. 

Liberty Tax employees will continue filing extensions and returns until midnight Tuesday to help customers avoid penalty for late returns.  

 

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