SEATTLE, WA — Two U.S. Postal Service locations in the Puget Sound area will offer late hours for federal tax mail collection Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Tax forms may be deposited in collection boxes until midnight at the following locations:
- Riverton Station, 15250 32nd Ave. S., Seattle. The retail office at Riverton Station will close at 6 p.m. A self-service kiosk offering Certified Mail is also available 24 hours day, seven days at this location.
- Tacoma Mail Processing Center, 4001 S. Pine St. (The collection box is on S. 42nd St. on the south side of the building.) The retail office at the adjacent Evergreen Station will close at 7 p.m.
Self-service kiosks offering First-Class postage stamps and Certified Mail are also available 24 hours day, seven days a week at both the Riverton and Evergreen stations.
Here are some tax mailing tips:
- Make sure your tax return has sufficient postage. First-Class postage is 49-cents for the first ounce and 21-cents for each additional ounce. If you are mailing a number of supplementary forms and schedules with your return, the envelope is likely to weigh more than one ounce.
- The IRS will not pay postage due. Mail with insufficient postage is returned to sender. If you are in doubt about how much postage to apply, use a lobby scale or ask a postal clerk for assistance.
- When mailing your return at a post office not on the list for late pickup, check the times posted on the blue collection box to determine the last scheduled pickup time.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
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