Postal Service Announces Tax Day Hours

Two Post Offices extending retail hours on April 18

April 15, 2011 

BELLMAWR — With the deadline for filing income tax returns rapidly approaching, the Postal Service is getting ready for last minute filers.

The Bellmawr NJ Post Office, 501 Benigno Blvd., Bellmawr NJ and the Hares Corner Main Office Window, 147 Quigley Blvd., New Castle DE will offer extended retail window hours until midnight on Tax Night, April 18. Customers who need retail window service are advised to get to these Post Offices before midnight. These are the only Post Offices in South Jersey and Delaware with extended hours. All others will be open regular business hours.

Additionally, last minute tax filers can deposit their tax return in the collection boxes in front of these two locations before 11:59 on April 18, this year’s tax deadline, and still receive a postmark.

Automated Postal Centers (APCs) are available at many area Post Offices. Using a debit or credit card, customers can use the APC to weigh and mail their tax returns or regular mail and packages 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, at most locations.

Postal customers can easily avoid a trip to the main Post Office by mailing their returns or extension requests early in the day at any of the Post Offices, stations, branches or collection boxes in their community. However, tax filers using a collection box should make certain that the posted pick-up time has not passed to ensure returns will receive the April 18 postmark.

The Postal Service offers the following advice to tax filers:

  • Mail as early in the day as possible.
  • Always include your return address on your mailpiece.
  • Be certain to weigh your returns or extension requests on a postal scale and affix the proper amount of postage. This is especially true if you are filing extra forms or schedules this year. Tax agencies will not pay postage due, so short-paid tax filings must be returned for additional postage. Ordinarily, that means you’ll miss the deadline.
  • Customers who need retail window service are advised to get to the Post Office before closing time. Most Post Offices are open regular hours on April 18. Six are extending retail window hours until 8 p.m.

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