Some residents rush to file returns on Tax Day

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By Jesef Williams

Darlene Scott sat patiently for about an hour Wednesday at the Lancaster County Community Center, waiting to see someone who could prepare her tax return.

This year, the Lancaster resident decided to use AARP’s free tax service. She figured she’d end up owing taxes this year and didn’t want to spend more money paying a tax preparer.

Because she thought she owed money, Scott waited to the last day to file. She wasn’t alone.

Wednesday was Tax Day, the last day to file your returns for the 2008 tax year or to request an extension.

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