Updated 04/17/2012 08:12 PM
New Yorkers Rush To Meet Tax Deadline
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After two extra days, the deadline for New Yorkers to file their tax return or request an extension arrived Tuesday.
While most people have already filed, those who did not had until midnight Tuesday to get their returns postmarked.
Taxpayers got a reprieve from the traditional April 15 deadline, because it fell on a Sunday.
Then the deadline was pushed back an extra day because of a local holiday in Washington.
Some procrastinators got an early start at the main post office in Midtown Tuesday morning.
"It's the excitement of waiting for the last day. No, cause you have to send in money so no need to pay it in advance. Pay it the last possible day," said one New Yorker.
"There was no crowd, I was lucky and I'm going to work now," said another New Yorker.
"It's not about the last day, it's about where I can find the time to find the money to pay," said a third.
The IRS says about 30 percent of Americans file on tax day or later after getting an extension.
If you cannot get your taxes done the IRS will grant you an automatic six-month extension, but you are still required to estimate what you owe and pay that amount now.