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Postal service information for tax night

April 6, 2010
Submitted by ANNE MITCHELL, Postal Pointers

Income tax procrastinators need to be aware that postal services for those tax returns will be limited on Thursday, April 15.

The Internal Revenue Service requires that income tax forms be sent by certified mail if the preparer wants verification that the forms were received by the IRS. The certified mail receipt would also provide verification of the date of mailing.

The Page Field Main Post Office, 2655 N Airport Rd, Ft Myers will remain open for business until 8:00 p.m. Full retail service and an April 15 postmark will be available until then.

The Naples Main Post Office, 1200 Goodlette Rd, Naples will close for retail operations at 5:00, however the last collection of mail from the outside blue collection boxes will be 8:00 p.m. for an April 15th postmark.

Three contract Post Office locations will offer extended hours, Alico Self Storage, 7600 Alico Rd, Ft Myers will extend hours to 7:30; Sun Harvest Citrus, 14810 Metro Pkwy, Ft Myers until 7; Get Your Paint On, 3398 Forum Blvd, Ft Myers until 10 p.m. Mail will be collected at midnight for an April 15th postmark from the blue collection boxes at the Ft Myers Processing & Distribution Center located at 14080 Jetport Loop Rd. All other Post Offices and Contract Post Offices in the Fort Myers/Cape Coral area will close at the end of their normal business hours. Collection of mail from all blue collection boxes will be at the normal posted times.

Mr. Zip's Tip: The U.S. Postal Service has thousands of highway contracts to transport mail between its network of hundreds of processing plants, bulk mail centers, and surface transfer centers.

An independent federal agency, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that visits every address in the nation 146 million homes and businesses. It has 37,000 retail locations and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to pay for operating expenses, not tax dollars. The Postal Service has annual revenues of $75 billion and delivers nearly half the world's mail.



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