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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -Nolan Crane spoke with people who waited up until the last minute to go to the post office to pay their taxes. He also tells us what you can do to file an extension if you miss the deadline.

Every year Jimmy Breland waits until the second week in April to come to the post office and mail his tax returns.

"This is the first time probably in four or five years I had to pay anything. I usually have a little bit coming back," said Jimmy Breland.

Although he has to pay Uncle Sam, Breland says he is not a procrastinator.

"I had to round up some money from one place to the other so the check would be valid there," said Breland.

However, a lot of people in Northeast Louisiana admit that they are procrastinators.

"I should have gotten it ready before April, but I didn't," said Willie Haynes.

Mr. Haynes has his wife to thank for being on time this year and avoid paying a penalty.

"Most years I'm late and my wife she will get on me sometime in the middle of March and she'll say you know you got to get the taxes done. I'll say you're right baby, but I'm waiting for this and I just keep waiting and then even after I get it all sometimes I'll forget two or three days," said Haynes.

While Willie and Jimmy met this year's deadline to mail their taxes some people in Northeast Louisiana might need some more time. You can apply for a six month extension online since majority of post offices are now closed by visiting this web site. http://www.irs.gov 

 

 

 

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