Tax Day pushed back

Washington D.C. (WKBN) – The deadline to file your tax returns has been pushed back a few days due a holiday in the District of Columbia.

This year’s deadline will be on Monday, April 18, because Emancipation Day is being celebrated on Friday, April 15. According to the United States Postal Service, it means federal taxes must be postmarked by Monday, April 18 to file on time.

Ohio Post Offices will keep regular retail hours on Tax Day. Post Office retail hours and mail collection times vary. Customers can check the USPS website, call 800-ASK-USPS or call their local brach to find out when they’ll stop taking returns.

The Postal Service offers the following tips to dropping off taxes on time:

  • Mail early in the day on April 18 at any Post Office, station, branch or collection box.
  • If depositing returns in a collection box on Monday, April 18, double check the pickup schedule on the label.
  • To ensure an April 18 postmark, deposit returns before the last scheduled pickup time.
  • Stamped packages weighing more than 13 ounces must be presented in person to a Post Office clerk in compliance with FAA regulations.
  • Make sure your return is signed and dated and all schedules and supporting documents are enclosed.
  • It is very important that your envelope include a return address. Short-paid items without a return address will be sent to the postal mail recovery office, delaying its return.
  • Tax forms are no longer available at Post Offices. Check local libraries or online  for Federal forms and Ohio forms.

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