Area post offices to be open regular hours on Tax Day
by Megan Thornton
April 12, 2013 11:34 PM | 2902 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Procrastinators beware.

Cherokee County post offices won’t stay open late on Tax Day for those waiting until the last minute to file their income tax returns.

Both the Canton and Woodstock offices are open Monday until 6 p.m., typical office hours for both locations. After that, Cherokee residents will have to drive to the Atlanta Main Post Office at 3900 Crown Road, which is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.

April Ballard, supervisor at the Canton Post Office, said the collection boxes at the Canton location will be pulled at 5 p.m. Customers can get their mail certified inside until the office closes at 6 p.m.

“Even overnight mail we can get certified, as long as we can get it into the computers before 6 p.m.,” she said.

Ballard said it is her first year at the Canton office, but she’s noticed that most taxpayers don’t tend to wait until the last day.

“Still, some of them don’t want to give up their money until the last minute,” she said, advising patrons to get in their respective offices as early as possible.

Atlanta District Manager Sal Vacca in a release also reminded late-filing patrons to visit their local post office early in the day to avoid long lines and to double-check returns for the proper address and correct postage.

All mail weighing 13 ounces or more must be presented at the retail counter.

If no payment is enclosed, Georgia taxpayers can send most tax forms, including 1040, 1040A and 1040 EZ to: Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Kansas City, MO 64999-0002. If you are enclosing a payment, send it to: Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 931000, Louisville, KY 40293-1000.

For more information visit: irs.gov or usps.com/taxes.
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