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Taxpayers Scramble

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's April 15th and plenty of New Yorkers who waited till the last minute are rushing to get their taxes mailed on time. At the Farley Post Office on Eighth Avenue and 34th street, WNYC caught up with Walter Elliot, who was in the midst of preparing his forms:

The Farley Post office in Manhattan is open 24 hours, but taxes are due at midnight!

Across the nation, some chose the day to protest, including this forlorn Lady Liberty. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Across the nation, some chose the day to protest, including this forlorn Lady Liberty. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

This afternoon, the long lines meant half an hour waits. Accountant Evelyn Jacobson says she was in line filing tax extensions on behalf of her clients:

Many taxpayers are saying this year will be especially hard on them, given the financial crisis. It's affecting postal workers too--a group was on the street protesting staff cutbacks and the closure of three post offices in the city.

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Taxpayers wait in line
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Staples set up a temporary photocopying station outside
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Fernando Gutierrez prepares his forms
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Rescue Remedy handed out samples to stressed out tax filers
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Check enclosed
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Postal Workers Protest outside Farley Post Office

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