LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Some Lubbockites waited until the final hours to file their taxes Wednesday, and two Lubbock post office locations stayed open late to accommodate those last minute filers.
NewsChannel 11 asked several taxpayers why they waited until the last minute to file. Each person had a different reason for waiting so long to file their taxes, but they all hoped for a refund.
When NewsChannel 11 asked one woman if she was expecting a refund, she said, "No. That's the reason I'm filing late. If I was getting a refund, I'd have done it earlier."
While she may have not had an incentive to file her taxes early, one man said he filed his two days ago. "It just takes the pressure off and you're not worried about watching the clock," he said.
Taxes had to be filed by midnight, April 15th. People who were not going to be able to file their taxes by then were encouraged to file for an extension before midnight.
Although he waited until the last day, one man filed his taxes several hours before the ultimate deadline, but said he would not be spending his refund. "Probably save it," he said. "Because of the meltdown, we need to live within our means."
Only two Lubbock post offices stayed open until midnight, the Monterey Post Office located at 50th and Gary Avenue, and the Lubbock Post Office, located on Crickets Avenue.
Tax day is here, and 2 local post offices are extending their hours