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Post Office Open Late for Last-Minute Tax Filers

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A steady stream of people made their way through the Jefferson Road post office Thursday, all to mail their tax return.

“We owed the state and I didn’t want to give them my money any sooner than I had to,” said Doug Potter of Brighton.

“That’s pretty much how I do everything. Last minute. I’m a procrastinator. I put it off and I put it off. It motivates me to get things done,” said Jerry Kelly of Rochester.

The Jefferson Road post office was the only one in the Rochester area open late. Window service and roadside service ended at 9 p.m.

The post office said the crowd has been smaller than in previous years because, according to Supervisor Tom Lavin, two-thirds of Americans are choosing to e-file.

"People have computers out there. We provide a secure method of paying your taxes,” said Tom Lavin, Supervisor of the U.S. Post Office on Jefferson Road. “We're post marking them. We're giving certificates of mailing. We're doing certified for those who want it. So we're offering that service for people."

If you didn’t make it to the post office by 9 p.m, you can still use the 24-hour kiosk. As long as you get your federal and state returns or extensions in by 11:59 p.m. on April 15, it should make it to Uncle Sam right on time.

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