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U.S. Postal Service will extend Tax Day pickups, offer kiosks

Published April 9, 2014 9:33 am

Avoid the headaches • Better to get those returns in early, P.O. advises.
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Two northern Utah Post Offices plan to offer extended mail pickups for harried income tax filers trying to beat the April 15 deadline.

In addition, 31 postal self-self-service kiosks will be available around the clock for tax-filing procrastinators throughout the state, according to U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Margaret Putnam.

On April 15, The Salt Lake Main Post Office, 1760 West 2100 South, will extend collection hours to 8:15 p.m., and the Provo East Bay Post Office, 936 South 250 East, will stretch its collections to 8:30 p.m. Customers dropping off tax returns at those locations are assured of receiving an April 15 postmark that will satisfy the Internal Revenue Service's deadline.

However, Putnam strongly advised tax filers to do all they can to avoid the crowds of people who inevitably will wait until the last minutes to mail their returns by posting their returns early on April 15.

Reminders: First-Class letter-size postage is 49 cents for the first ounce and 21 cents for each additional ounce. If you use a larger envelope, First Class postage is 98 cents for the first ounce and 21 cents for each additional ounce. Customers wanting certification that their tax forms are received by the IRS, should mail them using Certified Mail Service.

If you do mail returns late on April 15, do so at the collection boxes located directly outside the Post Offices providing extended collection times.

Those who choose self-self-service kiosks can use credit or debit cards for postage and request a mailing label. Any label printed before midnight will receive the April 15 post mark.

Self-service kiosks can be found at these locations:

American Fork Post Office, 55 Merchant Street.

Bountiful Post Office, 20 S. Main Street.

Draper Post Office, 12180 S. 300 East.

Layton Post Office, 1123 N. Fairfield Road.

Lehi Post Office, 333 E. Main Street.

Logan Post Office, 75 W. 200 North.

Ogden Ben Lomond Branch, 221 N. Washington Boulevard.

Ogden Mount Ogden Station, 1145 E. 4600 South.

Orem Main Post Office, 222 W. Center Street.

Orem Mountain Shadows, 877 E. 1200 South.

Pleasant Grove Post Office, 180 S. 100 West.

Provo East Bay, 936 S. 250 East.

Provo Main Post Office, 95 W. 100 South.

Riverton Post Office, 12760 S. Park Avenue.

Roy Post Office, 4879 S. 1900 West.

South Jordan Post Office, 10102 S. Redwood Road.

St. George Red Rocks Main Office, 1150 E. Riverside Drive.

St. George Downtown, 180 N. Main Street.

Salt Lake City Cottonwood Branch, 6890 S. 2300 East.

Salt Lake City Downtown Station, 230 W. 200 South.

Salt Lake City Foothill Station, 2255 Sunnyside Avenue.

Salt Lake City Holladay Branch, 2350 Arbor Lane.

Salt Lake City Kearns Branch, 5495 S. 4015 West.

Salt Lake City Main Office, 1760 W. 2100 South.

Salt Lake City Millcreek Branch, 3350 S. 2940 East.

Salt Lake City Murray Branch, 4989 S. State Street.

Salt Lake City Sugarhouse Station, 1953 S. 1100 East.

Salt Lake City West Valley Branch, 3490 S. 4400 West.

Sandy Alta Canyon Station, 9265 S. Highland Drive.

Sandy Main Post Office, 8850 S. 700 East.

West Jordan Post Office, 7901 S. 3200 West.

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