Post offices won't extend hours on tax day

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Tuesday is tax day. If you're filing by mail, don't wait until the last minute to go to the post office.

As of March 28, 91% of returns filed were done through e-file. Because so many people use the internet to file, post offices in Lexington will not be open late on April 15. They will only be open during their regular business hours.

If you plan to file by mail, here's a few tips from the United States Postal Service:

· If depositing returns in a blue collection box on Tuesday, April 15, double-check the pick-up schedule on the label. To ensure getting the April 15th postmark, deposit returns before the last scheduled pick-up time.
· Affix the appropriate postage, especially since the item may weigh more than an ounce. The IRS will not pay postage due and your filings will be returned if there is insufficient postage. The cost of a one-ounce letter is $0.49.
· Be sure and include a return address on the envelope. Short-paid items without a return address will be sent to the postal mail recovery office for determination of the sender, delaying its return.
· The USPS highly recommends getting the security of proof of mailing and proof of delivery of your tax returns -- use certified mail service with a return receipt, plus the applicable postage.
· Tax forms are no longer available at Post Offices. Check online at (Federal forms) and (KY forms)

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