Federal and state income tax returns must be postmarked by 11:59 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, April 17, to meet this year's deadline, which falls two days later than normal because the traditional April 15 deadline fell on a Sunday and because the District of Columbia celebrated Emancipation Day on Monday.
The Bellmawr post office is the only U.S. Postal Service location in the area that will offer extended hours for the tax-filing deadline.
The service window at the Bellmawr post office, located at 421 Beningo Blvd., will remain open until 10 p.m. tonight to handle tax filers. Customers who need window service are advised to get to the post office before 10 p.m.
Last-minute filers will also be able to drop tax forms (and a check or money order, if you owe) in the collection boxes in front of the Bellmawr post office up to 11:59 p.m. and still receive an April 17 postmark.
The U.S. Postal Service reminds its customers that you can easily avoid a trip to the Bellmawr post office by mailing returns or extension requests early in the day at any of the local post offices, stations, branches or collection boxes. However, tax filers using a collection box should make certain the posted pick-up time has not passed to ensure returns will receive the April 17 postmark.
Of course, if you use any electronic filing software, you should be ahead of the game—at least in terms of speed.