Post Office Prepares For Local Tax Day Rush


This year, the normally-dreaded April 15th will be just another Saturday.

It's Monday the 17th that's going to be a tax-day killer. And you'd best be prepared, advises Kathy Almendarez, Postmaster for the Payson post office.

"On Monday we'll have our regularly scheduled hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.," Almendarez said. "But anything that is dropped into the blue collection boxes -- inside or outside of the post office -- before midnight, April 17, will be postmarked for that day."

The most common mistake made by 11th-hour tax-returners, Almendarez said, is gluing insufficient postage to all their hard work.

"I would say that anything over your normal two-sheet tax return would require an additional stamp, just to be on the safe side.

"And, of course, I would really recommend that people don't wait until the 17th -- especially if they want any of the special services, like certified return receipt."

Almendarez promised there will be additional people in the post office's walk-up windows Monday, and all windows will be operating until closing time.

"But even with that, if everybody in town waits until the 17th, we're going to have problems," she said.

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