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Tax Deadline

Tax Deadline

DENVER — The deadline to file your 2011 tax returns is Tuesday, April 17. Your tax return must be postmarked by midnight to beat the deadline.

A number of post offices will be available to drop off your taxes late Tuesday night to  postmark returns up until 12 midnight. No retail services will be available at these locations:
— Bear Valley Station, 7555 W. Amherst
— Capitol Hill Station, 1571 Marion St.
— Downtown Station, 951 20th St.
— Glendale Station, 945 Birch St.
— GMF Finance Sta 7500 E 53rd Place
— Lakewood Station, 10799 W. Alameda Ave.
— Mile High Station, 450 W. 14th St.
— Montclair Station, 8725 E. 11th Ave.
— North Pecos Station, 1411 Cortez St.
— Northglenn Station, 11887 Washington St.
— South Station, 225 S. Broadway
— Sullivan Station, 8700 E. Jefferson Way
— University Park Station, 3800 Buchtel Blvd.

The Denver General Mail Facility will offer retail services until midnight. It’s at 7500 E. 53rd Pl.

The Postal Service has some tips for last-minute tax filers.
— Apply the proper postage or stamps, especially if enclosing extra forms and schedules.
— Using a regular size Number 2 envelope, First Class postage costs 45 cents for the first ounce.
— For heavier returns, add 20 cents postage 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 is received by IRS, should mail it using Certified Mail Service – available at your local Post Office.
— While encouraged to mail before April 17; if you do wait until late on Tax Day; be sure to drop off your tax mail return at a postal location that offers late tax mail collection or pick-up.

Customers with IRS tax questions can contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040; or go to www.irs.gov