It's tax day - have you filed yet? - Tucson News Now

It's tax day - have you filed yet?

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Today is tax day.  For those who thrive on deadlines, the clock is ticking they have until the end of the day to file those taxes.

E-filing is one way to avoid the potential for long lines at the post office, as those who like to do things the old fashioned way or 'snail mail' will be waiting for that April 15 postmark. 

All post offices expect to be busy today, with people dropping off their taxes.  For filers who really have waited until the last minute to mail their returns, only the Cherrybell Stravenue location will be accepting them until 9:30 p.m., though the retail counter will close at 7 p.m.

This is in contrast to years past when the location was open until midnight for people to get that April 15 postmark.  Due to an increase in electronic filing (nearly 90 percent) the Post Office has been able to scale back their acceptance hours, to a time when traffic traditionally slowed down. 

Here are a few tips to help avoid long delays at the post office - make sure the envelope has sufficient postage; purchase stamps in advance and for those using the blue post office boxes - check the times on the side and make sure the return is in before the mail is collected from that box. 

For questions on tax forms the best place to get them answered is www.irs.gov.  There are also a few tips and deals that are offered on the Tucson News Now homepage, just click on the 'live links' button.

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