IRS deadline not so taxing this year

    The deadline to file your taxes is here and more people are using their computers to avoid the line at the post office.

    The deadline to file your taxes is here and more people are using their computers to avoid the line at the post office.

    Listen:
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    The Internal Revenue Service in Philadelphia says electronic tax filing is up almost 20 percent from a year ago. David Stewart is with the IRS. He says more electronic filing has always been their goal.

    Stewart: We have been really pushing that point for years and for some reason this year it just took off.

    Philadelphia Accountant Scott Kriegal says he has seen more e-filing, but users are asking for advice.

    Kriegal: When people try to do it on their own, I think there’s a lot of questions that these do it yourself programs ask that people don’t understand.

    If you are still determined to file the old fashioned way, the Main Post office is now at 30th and Chestnut Streets. There will also be uniformed postal workers at 29th and Market and outside the new post office until 9 p.m.

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