Tax deadline 7:30pm for mailed returns

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Attention South Mississippi tax day procrastinators: You may have less time than you think if you're not filing electronically.

The only late location to drop tax returns off in South Mississippi is the drop box off Seaway Road in Gulfport, and it's only open until 7:30pm. At that time, the postal employees will pick up the returns and postmark that mail before the midnight tax deadline.

According to the IRS, more Mississippians are filing electronic returns: 971,342 so far. That's an increase of 1.1 percent. The number of individuals e-filing is up nearly 11 percent.

Nearly 70,000 Mississippians are expected to file for extensions.

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