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2 extra days to file taxes

By Sheryl Marsh · 340-2437

People who have not filed their 2006 income tax returns will get two extra days to mail them because the deadline is Sunday and a Washington holiday is Monday.

“Normally when the deadline is on Sunday, the returns would have to be in the next day,” said Richard Talley of Talley, Mauldin and Peete P.C.

“But, there is a holiday in Washington on Monday; therefore, the returns must be postmarked by midnight on Tuesday, the 17th.”

The holiday is Emancipation Day in the District of Colum-bia.

Talley said his office is usually busy up until the last hour.

“It seems like the longer they have, the longer people wait to get their taxes done,” Talley said.

“We electronically file most of our returns so they must be filed by 6 p.m. Those that are to be mailed must be postmarked by midnight on the 17th.”

Electronic filing is favored by a lot of people.

“Even individuals who do their own are filing electronically,” Talley said.

His office does 600 to 700 returns and most are filed electronically.

Post offices in the area will not make special provisions for last-minute filers. Workers at the Decatur post office and at Trinity said they will have regular hours Tuesday.

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