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Rush to file flows through
Procrastinators find few delays at the post office
Bill Gasper fills out paperwork for his state taxes. He decided to hold off on paying his state taxes until he received his federal return. - photo by Jennifer Sami
Tax day is among the busiest of the year, but the Cumming Post Office was prepared for the worst Wednesday.

“We have six window stations staffed at all times and then people outside helping in the lobby,” said Postmaster Anne Berger. “We’re fully staffed.”

Though there were still some lines Wednesday, they moved quickly thanks to a tax return station in the post office lobby. The American flag-draped table greeted customers and provided the necessary paperwork.

“When they get to the counter, they’re prepared and that keeps the line moving,” Berger said.

Bill Gasper thought the table was a good idea.

“I think it helps things move along,” said Gasper, who mailed his state tax payment but handled federal taxes online.

That’s a trend Berger, a 21-year veteran of the postal service, said is gaining in popularity.

County resident Bill Rogers was expecting a longer line when he arrived about lunchtime at the post office. He said his last-minute tax return was due to procrastination.

“I run my own business, so this is one of the things I do last,” he said.

For taxpayer Denise Boling, waiting until the last day was a calculated effort.

“We usually file early, but this year we owe, so the later the better,” she said.

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