Filing your taxes last minute? What you need to know before going to the post office

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OKLAHOMA CITY – If you procrastinated about your taxes, post office officials say there are a few things you should know.

Postal employees say you should mail your taxes as early as possible on Tuesday, April 15.

If you are handing your taxes over, make sure you head to the post office before it closes.

If you are dropping them off at a collection box, check the scheduled pick up times.

The only office in the Oklahoma City area that will be collecting mail until midnight is the Airport Finance Unit, located at 6500 Air Cargo Rd.

A full service window will be open from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Postal employees offer the following tips for those filing their taxes through the mail:

  • Mail your taxes early in the day.
  • To ensure getting the April 15 postmark, deposit tax returns before the last scheduled pick up time for your post office.
  • Some returns include many forms and require additional postage. Once ounce is 49 cents, the second is an additional 21 cents. If it doesn’t have the proper postage, it will be returned to sender.
  • Due to heightened security, mail that bears only postage stamps and weighs more than 13 ounces must be taken to a post office retail counter.
  • Include a return address on the envelope.