Tax day isn’t all bad, there’s free stuff too

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It`s that day of the year that everybody dreads, and you just have a few more hours to file your taxes.

Ellie Essalih was at the post office, "It takes a while to get everything all together, and all your deductions and mortgage interest payments and everything, and today is the day."

Kevin Goode said, "Just procrastination and I get busy with other things, so finally have to file the extensions actually."

Marvin Williams is CPA who was sending extensions for his clients, "Some people don`t have all the information ready yet, so you just can`t complete it until you get everything you need."

But listen up you procrastinators, if you`re filing an extension, don't wait. Make sure it`s post marked by midnight, and if you`re going to owe money, you better estimate how much it will be and send a check for the brunt of it. Otherwise you risk paying penalties.

It's also a sad day for many Houstonians, this is the last year to drop off tax returns at the main post office downtown since it`s closing.

Gary Glazebrook with the American Postal Workers Union explained, "We`re very sad to see this institution close, this Barbara Jordan post office...We`re trying to make sure that the American people know that the postal service belongs to them."

But on the bright side, some businesses are offering breaks on tax day.

At Pizza Hut, instead of a W-2, just fill out a P-2 form, yeah, the P stands for pizza.

"Today is tax day at Pizza Hut, you can go online and do your pizza taxes, fill out the P-2 form and you can receive a gift card from Pizza Hut if you mail it in," according to Marcus Williams with Pizza Hut.

Sonic is offering half price cheeseburgers all day. Schlotzsky`s is giving away a small original sandwich when you buy a 32-ounce drink and chips.
And to relax, try a free HydroMassage at participating Planet Fitness locations during tax week.
For more deals check here.

So even if you`re not getting a refund, at least you get something.

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