Tax Day in Texoma

By: Stephanie Brletic Email
By: Stephanie Brletic Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- Tuesday, April 15th, is tax day, and if you haven't already taken care of it, taxes are due by midnight. Stephanie Brletic has more on last-minute filing.

The post office just closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, but there are some lucky people who managed to get in before the doors closed. The office got busier throughout the day with people trying to make the midnight deadline.

Even though it was a busy Tuesday at the Sherman Post Office, Sherman postmaster Jerry Pinto says it hasn't been as busy as normal for tax deadline day.

"It's kind of been a quite year this year. It's falling on a weird day, a Tuesday, middle of the week, so it hasn't been extraordinary so far."

Pinto says because so many people are filing online these days, his post office was only open during regular business hours and didn't even have any extra staff on hand.

Some people we talked to say they filed online because it was quick and easy.

"I do it online. It helps add it up for me, and I don't have to try to beat the rush. I still only got it done about a week ago though," online filer Curtis Edwards said.

Still, there were people streaming in and out of the building on Tuesday. Many told us they were dropping off their taxes, and Sherman mayor Bill Magers was no exception. We caught him filing taxes this afternoon.

"Like everyone else I'm paying my taxes and appreciating the 20% property tax reduction that Sherman residents enjoy, but it doesn’t make this day any sweeter though. This is a painful day for everyone," Magers said.

For those of you who did not make it to the post office on time and need to make the journey to a nearby city for a midnight filing, the postmaster has some tips.

"Make sure that you put the right amount of postage on it, if you're sending a lot of forms and copies of receipts, make sure you get your package weighed, send it registered if you've got original tax receipts inside."

If you're one of those people who still need to file, some offices are open until midnight. From Sherman, the closest office is the bent tree location in Dallas, and if you are in Ardmore, the closest office open that late is in Oklahoma City.


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