Tax day deadline approaching; post offices ready for procrastinators

DENVER — It happens every year. Countless people wait until the last possible moment to mail in their taxes.

But U.S. Postal Service officials say they are available to help — up until 10 p.m. on Tuesday.

Several post offices around Denver will offer late drop-offs and the Denver General Mail Facility office at 7550 E. 53rd Place will be open until 10 p.m.

Tax returns, with the proper postage, until 6:30 p.m. at several locations:

  • Bear Valley Station, 7555 W. Amherst St.
  • Capitol Hill Station, 1571 Marion St.
  • Downtown Station, 951 20th St.
  • Glendale Station, 945 Birch St.
  • Lakewood Station, 10799 W. Alameda Ave.
  • Mile High Station, 450 W. 14th St.
  • Montclair Station, 8725 E. 11th Ave.
  • Northglenn Station, 11887 Washington St.
  • South Denver Station, 225 S. Broadway
  • Sullivan Station, 8700 E. Jefferson Way
  • University Park Station, 3800 Buchtel Blvd.

All of the locations also offer self-service stamp kiosks to pay for postage.

The Internal Revenue Service deadline for filing federal income taxes was extended this year in recognition of Emancipation Day.

The USPS offered the following tax mailing tips:

  • Apply the proper postage or stamps, especially if enclosing extra forms and schedules. Using a regular size Number 2 envelope, First Class postage costs 49 cents for the first ounce.
  • For heavier envelopes, add extra stamps or postage amounting to 21 cents for each additional ounce.
  • If you are not sure about the correct postage, it is best to add additional stamps, or take your forms to the Post Office to ensure that correct postage is applied.
  • Make sure you print the proper IRS address on the front of the envelope.
  • Print your return address in the upper-left-hand corner of your tax mail envelope.
  • Customers who wish certification that their tax mail form was sent, should send it Certified Mail.

Customers with IRS tax questions can contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040; or go to its website.