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Two local post offices open late on tax day

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The IRS reports that about 77% of tax returns last year were filed electronically and that this year the majority of people have already filed.

As a result, there is not significant enough need for most area Post Offices to remain open beyond normal business hours. All but two area Post Offices will be adhering to regularly scheduled hours of operation on April 17th. Extended hours of operation on April 17 (Tax Day) will be available at these locations:

1. Cleveland Main Post Office - 2400 Orange Ave, Cleveland - Open until 10:00 p.m. At about 3:00 p.m. the traffic flow in the customer parking will be reversed to accommodate the anticipated increased customer volume. Curbside collectors will be working until 10:00 p.m. to accept prepared returns with postage already affixed.

2. Akron Main Post Office - 675 Wolf Ledges Parkway, Akron - Open until 7:00 p.m. Customers who mail their returns on April 17th should check with their local Post Office or read the posted times on the collection box to ensure their tax return will be collected and postmarked before the deadline. Also, any letters or packages weighing 13 ounces or more must be brought to a Post Office and handed to a postal clerk at the window. For returns weighing less than 13 ounces, procrastinators still have the option of using an Automated Postal Center (APC) located in select Post Office lobbies. The hours of operation for Post Offices and the locations of APCs can be found on USPS.com. The IRS accepts the postmark on the envelope as proof of timely filing. More helpful hints: · Consider using Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation if you want to confirm your return is delivered. · Check the last pick-up time if mailing in a street collection box to make sure that your return will be collected later that day. · If possible, mail your returns using the address labels or pre-addressed envelopes sometimes provided by local, state and federal agencies. · Always include your return address. · Make sure your tax return has sufficient postage. If you are mailing a number of supplementary forms and schedules with your return, the envelope is likely to weigh more than one ounce. Note: tax agencies do not pay postage that is due. Short-paid mail is returned to sender. · Oversized and extra thick envelopes may require additional postage. If in doubt, use lobby scales, an Automated Postal Center, or ask a postal clerk for assistance. · For increased security reasons, envelopes or parcels weighing more than 13 ounces must be presented to a clerk at the window. Items weighing more than 13 ounces dropped in a collection box may be returned to the sender. · Consult the USPS Web site at www.usps.com <http://www.usps.com/> for mailing tips and information on Delivery Confirmation.

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