Many procrastinate with filing taxes

Local - 4/15/2013 6:30 PM by Rebecca Turco
OAK HILL - April 15 is the last day to file your 2012 income taxes without getting penalties from the IRS. Tax preparers across southern West Virginia were busy Monday helping last-minute people file their taxes.

The Oak Hill H&R Block manager Olivia Tygrett said employees were busy from the time they first opened the doors. "We have lots of people who wait till the last day, but that's the nature of the beast," she said. "Some people just wait until the last moment."

Tygrett explained April 15 is their busiest day of the year, and the days leading up are hectic too.

Brian Paul of Oak Hill filed his taxes Monday. He said he never can seem to file his taxes ahead of time. "I just don't want to do it and I'm lazy and it just always comes to the last minute."

Others said they usually file their taxes ahead of time, but just did not have time this year to do that. "Usually I try to file a little earlier," said Richard Lilley of Fayetteville. "But today is the last day so it just seemed a lot easier [to come to H&R Block] than trying to do it at home."

Lilley said he plans on putting his tax returns straight to the bank.

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