Procrastinating Long Islanders pack post offices to file taxes

Procrastinating Long Islanders packed the post offices today to file their taxes despite having a little more time this year.Residents had an extra three days

HICKSVILLE - Procrastinating Long Islanders packed the post offices today to file their taxes despite having a little more time this year.

Residents had an extra three days to file their 2010 returns or to request an extension because Emancipation Day fell on April 15 and federal offices were closed in Washington.

Many post offices often stay open until midnight to accommodate last-minute filers, but today, many did not schedule extended hours. In Hicksville, the post office only stayed open until 9 p.m., forcing some to line up early.

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