Locals deal with tax return countdown

(KTVI)– Tax day is winding down and while many were ready, others had to make the last minute rush.

When we stopped by a post office earlier Tuesday, it was hopping with activity and for those trying to get their papers in by midnight. Last minute drop offs could leave some out of luck.

A post office in Maryland Heights is just one of many taking in thousands of letters but this year the boxes shut down at 8 pm.

Over at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in East St. Louis volunteers spent the day doing free filing for last minute clients. They joined forces with the United Way. Far more than 17,000 taxes were filed for free, saving taxpayers $4.5 million in fees, money that goes back into the local economy.

What about freebies and deals? Boston Market in Clayton offered up a two for $10.40 tax day special that filled their store.

So no matter how you do it, taxes are a part of life. But sometimes there are ways to make the process a little bit easier.

The managers at Boston Market said Tuesday`s business was more active than what they see on Thanksgiving.