Well, you have an extra three days to finish your taxes (thanks to the District of Columbia celebrating Emancipation Day on Friday). But the time has come and today is the day to mail them if you insist on paper and procrastinating. You're becoming a minority, as the IRS noted nearly 70 percent of tax returns filed last year were sent online.
Because of the lesser reliance on print, there are fewer post offices open late for those of you seeking that vital postmark.
Bluegrass Station at 3525 Lansdowne Drive will stay open until 7 p.m., while the main post office at 1088 Nandino Boulevard will be open until 8 p.m. The latest in Lexington, though, is the contract postal unit inside Edible Arrangements, 3101 Richmond Road, which will be open until 10 p.m.
If you're dropping your taxes off into a collection box, the post office cautions you to check the last pick-up time at Usps.whitepages.com. Also, all stamped packages weighing more than 13 ounces (wow, that would be a lot of itemizing) must be presented in person instead of just being dropped in a box (thank the Federal Aviation Administration and its regulations).
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Also, tax agencies don't pay any postage that's due, so be sure you've got the right amount. The post office now charges 20 cents per additional ounce for first-class mail. Postage for all first-class letters up to 1 ounce remains unchanged at 44 cents.