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Internal Revenue Service
As Tax Day approaches, some scramble
As Tax Day approaches, some scramble

Just a few years ago, post offices stayed open late on April 15 to accommodate the rush of last-minute federal tax filers, but that ended two years ago. Nine out of 10 taxpayers now file electronically, according to the Internal Revenue Service, so the U.S. Postal Service sees no reason for extended hours. Only the main post office at 900 E. Fayette St. in Baltimore will be open until 7 p.m. — its normal closing time — for filers needing that April 15 postmark. "With so many taxpayers filing electronically, the need for multiple locations to extend operational hours is just not there," USPS spokeswoman Freda Sauter said. But the more things change, the more they...