The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. (Susan Walsh / Associated…)
It’s tax day, and for those scrambling to get their forms postmarked in time, the U.S. Postal Service is making things a little easier.
Some post offices will have extended hours to help last-minute filers make the midnight deadline. Federal tax returns must be postmarked by April 15 to be considered filed on time by the Internal Revenue Service.
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Three postal centers will be staying open until midnight to collect mail:
Los Angeles main office: 7001 S. Central Ave.
Santa Ana: 3101 W. Sunflower Ave
Santa Clarita: 28201 Franklin Parkway
Last-minute mailers should note that the Los Angeles location will only have retail service available until 10 p.m. Retail sales will stop at the Santa Ana location at 7 p.m., and at 5 p.m. in Santa Clarita.
Six other postal locations will have extended hours:
Airport Station, 9029 Airport Blvd., and the Pasadena Post Office, 600 Lincoln Ave., will be open for retail and collection service until 8 p.m.
Long Beach, 2300 Redondo Ave., will have retail service until 7 p.m. and mail collection until 10 p.m.
Industry center, 15421 E. Gale Ave., will have retail service until 6 p.m. and mail collection until 10 p.m.
Van Nuys, 15701 Sherman Way, will be open for retail service and mail collection until 9 p.m.
B&B Pharmacy contract station in Yorba Linda, 18525 Yorba Linda Blvd., will have retail service and mail collection until 10 p.m.
To find additional locations with extended hours, call 800-ASK-USPS (800-275-9777) or search the U.S. Postal Service website.
Federal income taxes can also be filed online for free through the IRS. Those with an annual income of $57,000 or less can use tax-filing software through the IRS Free File program. Anyone can use the IRS "fillable forms," electronic versions of the IRS paper forms.
Requests for filing extensions must also be submitted by April 15, though taxes must still be paid by the deadline. Taxes can be paid electronically on the IRS website.
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