WEST SACRAMENTO – The main post office branch in West Sacramento had made it clear: they would only stay open until 9 p.m. for last-minute income tax filers.
At least that was the plan, as dozens of cars arrived through the evening to drop off returns.
In past years, postal workers lined the street in front of the West Sacramento branch on Tax Day to take in 11th-hour returns and make sure they were postmarked before the midnight deadline. However, they changed the plan this year -- Post office officials said demand for curbside service has been going down as more and more taxpayers filed their returns electronically.
But, many filers soon made it clear they were very unhappy with the 9 p.m. cutoff.
"I think it's horrible. There's a lot of folks who have businesses and things to operate like that," one upset patron said.