US Postal Service Advices Taxpayers to File on Time

US Postal Service stations will not extend their counter hours or collection times on Monday, which is the Internal Revenue Service’s income tax deadline. Income tax filers must sent in their forms by the last collection times as posted at their collection box. US Postal

In Houston, the latest collection time Monday will be at 10 p.m. at the Texan Veterans Military Post Office, which is also known as Foxbrook. The Barbara Jordan Post Office in downtown Houston will have its last collection from the box at 7 p.m.

The US Postal Office decided not to offer extended hours and light-night special operations, such as curbside pickup at mail processing centers and postmarking sites that are open until midnight. The Postal Service had to limit its spending due to his growing debt and more people are sending in their IRS forms via internet. Last fall, the US Postal Service has $15 billion of debt.

Tax forms mailed after the last collection times Monday will not be postmarked until the next day and this will result to late-filing penalties. Postmasters urged tax filers to place sufficient postage on their returns because the Internal Revenue Service will not accept postage due mail. An ounce is 46 cents in postage. The second ounce will cost 20 cents more.

Automated Postal Centers are available in Houston. These operate 24 hours a day. Tax filers can purchase stamps from vending machines that accept credit and debit cards. Customers can call the Postal Service’s toll free number if they have questions regarding costs or collection times.

Last minute tax filers can also go to the US Postal Service web site to find the location of the post office near them and the hours of its operation. It offers mailing options, such as Priority Mail and Express Mail with postmark guarantees as well as delivery confirmation with proof of receipt.