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Last-minute tax mailing tips

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Posted at 9:24 AM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 09:24:41-04

Have you filed your taxes yet?  The deadline is April 18th, and the Postal Service is reminding last-minute filers to pay special attention to when and where they're mailing their forms out.  It's important to note that tax forms are no longer available at post offices, and that filers should check local libraries or go online if they need access to forms.

In Western New York post offices will be open regular business hours.  If you want to see where collection boxes are, or what hours they operate you can find the information at www.usps.com.

Postal employees are offering other friendly reminders ahead of the tax deadline.  They say filers should mail their returns as early as possible, and make sure where you're filing will get you the April 18th postmark.

If your package weighs more than 13 ounces, it has to be presented in person to a post office clerk.  Tax agencies won't pay postage due, so if your package doesn't have the appropriate postage, it will be returned to sender, and you might miss the deadline.

Lastly, you should make sure your envelope has a return address, and get both a proof of mailing and a proof of delivery for your tax returns.