Take precautions if mailing taxes Tuesday

Friday , April 13, 2012 - 5:53 PM

Staff

The U.S. Postal Service says 15 Utah post offices will provide late-night collections of mail on Tuesday to assist last-minute tax filers.

In addition, 30 locations have self-service ship-and-mail centers that are available around the clock.

“Those wanting to avoid the crowds are encouraged to mail their tax returns early in the day,” the postal service says in a press release.

Other advice includes:

• Customers wanting certification that their tax forms are received by the IRS should mail them using Certified Mail Service.

• Customers are encouraged to check the collection times posted on each box to ensure pickup on Tuesday.

• Those who mail late in the day should take their tax returns to collection boxes located directly outside post offices providing late-night collections.

The press release lists the Bountiful Post Office, located at 20 S. Main St., as the only Top of Utah location offering mail collections until midnight Tuesday.



However, that post office and four others locally have self-service ship-and-mail centers that are open around the clock.

Besides the Bountiful office, customers may print mail labels that display the April 17 date on them until midnight at the Layton post office, 1123 N. Fairfield Road; Ogden’s Ben Lomond post office, 221 N. Washington Blvd.; Ogden’s Mount Ogden Station post office, 1145 E. 4600 South and the Roy post office, 4879 S. 1900 West.

In order to have the April 17 postmark on mail delivered at these sites up until midnight, customers must use credit or debit cards and request mail labels.

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