Some SWFL post offices extend hours for tax returns

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FORT MYERS, Fla. The 2017 tax filing deadline is fast approaching and post offices are preparing for last minute tax filers on April 18.

Below is a list of post offices in the Southwest Florida area that will remain open after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday:

The IRS accepts the first-class postmark as proof of filing by April 18. The Postal Service also has these tips for income tax filers mailing returns:

  • If filing on April 18, mail early in the day at any post office. Be sure to verify post office hours of operation.
  • If depositing returns in a collection box on April 18, double-check the pickup schedule on the collection box. To ensure getting the April 18 postmark, deposit returns before the last scheduled pickup time.
  • Affix the correct postage. Some returns include many forms and require additional postage. The IRS does not pay postage due and will return items to sender.
  • When possible, use the envelope provided by the IRS and be sure to include a return address. If the envelope provided by the IRS is unavailable, be sure to verify the IRS address where returns should be mailed.

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