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Even with extended tax deadline, some still scramble at the last minute

Even with extended tax deadline, some still scramble at the last minute

On a bright and sunny April Sunday, when most everyone was out enjoying the weather, Ed Hamilton went to Baltimore's main post office on Fayette Street to mail his tax return.

With one day to go before this year's extended deadline, Hamilton, 59, of Dundalk, was one of millions of Americans who waited until nearly the last minute to file their taxes.

"That's my nature," Hamilton said. "I stretch everything out to the last minute. I'm just a procrastinator."

Extended deadline or not, about one in five taxpayers, or 35 million people, wait until the final week each year to file their taxes, the Internal Revenue Service estimates. By April 14, the IRS...

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