Apr 13, 2011 6:41 PM by KTVQ Staff
BILLINGS - With the deadline for filing tax returns fast approaching, the U.S. Postal Service reminds last-minute tax filers to pay special attention to collection box pick-up times and Post Office retail hours. The tax deadline for 2011 is Monday, April 18, instead of April 15.
Billings Post Offices will all close at regular time but three offices will offer later services. There will only be one location in Billings that will be extending pick up hours until the deadline:
Main Post Office, 841 S. 26th St. will have midnight collections inside lobby drop and at outside blue collection boxes.
Pioneer Station, 724 15th St . W. and Centennial Station, 2250 Grant Rd. will have an automated postal center available in lobby for postage sales only. No late collections will be offered at these two locations.
Here are some other tax tips:
- Apply the proper postage or stamps, especially if enclosing extra forms and schedules. Using a regular size envelope, First Class postage costs 44 cents for the first ounce.
- If you use a larger size envelope, First Class postage is 88 cents for the first ounce.
- For additional ounces, add extra stamps or postage. Before April 17, add 17 cents for each additional ounce. On April 17 and on Tax Day, April 18, due to the postage rate change effective April 17 for additional First Class mail ounces, 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 18; 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
- Customers with mailing questions only can call 1-800-275-8777 or 1-800-ASK-USPS