Tax Racket: Post Office Tax Day Blues a Thing of the Past?

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DALLAS - It's almost Tax Day and for those of you who just haven't had a chance to get the paperwork done, it's crunch time.

For some people, it's  just a matter of hopping on the computer. But for everyone else, a trip to the post office is in store. That means dealing with the long lines and frustrations that come with the last-minute crowd.

Post offices have considered the needs of the procrastinators among us. The Dallas Main Post Office is staying open until midnight on Wednesday. But unlike previous years, they won't stand on the curb and take your return from you.

If you're in Fort Worth, they won't even stay open until midnight.

So, just how big of a crowd will there be at post offices this year? With the rise of e-filing, more taxpayers have ditched the long lines in favor of relaxing at home and receiving quicker refunds using online software.

Even those without a computer have plenty of options for filing on their smartphone. According to the IRS, there were over 125 million e-filers last year, a 2.7% increase from the year before.

So, instead of going postal, consider letting technology be your friend this tax season. You might still be stressed but at least you'll be stressed from the comfort of your couch.

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