It is the day the U.S. Post Office prepares for - long lines and envelopes full of /*tax returns*/.
"We anticipate probably about 250,000 tax related envelopes coming through here," said Gus Ruiz, USPS Bay Valley District.
In San Jose, inside and out - people are scrambling to make that tax deadline. And this year, the /*IRS*/ said there is a big incentive if you do:
"The stimulus payment are going out to people who use direct deposit first and that starts on May 2nd for about three weeks, then after that, the paper checks will go out for those who did not elect direct deposit," said Jesse Weller, IRS spokesman.
The government's economic stimulus checks is what drove Marjorie Carbajal to get her taxes in today.
"Well my aunt did my taxes so she said 'you got to get it in,' so I was hoping to get that $600 dollars," said Marjorie Carbajal, San Jose.
The local tax offices have big signs posted on the door that say - miss the tax deadline and you will not get a stimulus check.
"I think it's very important, although I can't say I'm going to spend it on all these other items. I got bills, so that is where it is going," said Eric Carson, Fremont.
If you are one of those still trying to make the midnight deadline - the U.S. Post Office is willing to help. They plan on having IRS and tax professionals at several locations in the Bay Area. That will begin at 6:00 tonight and go until midnight. They say if your paper work is simple enough, they may even help you do your taxes.
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