The last day to file 2012 federal and state income tax forms without requesting an extension is Monday, April 15.
Every year, tax filers are urged to plan well in advance of the deadline.
The Postal Service is ready. The San Bernardino Processing and Distribution Center, at 1900 W. Redlands Blvd. will be extending retail service on Monday to accommodate last-minute filers who send tax returns through the U.S. Mail.
All mail deposited at the drive-through collection boxes at the San Bernardino before 10 p.m. will receive an April 15 postmark. Retail services will run through 10 p.m. at the San Bernardino facility.
No other post office in the San Bernardino area is scheduled to extend their hours in the same way. Retail hours for individual Post Offices are listed online at usps.com, or are available by calling (800) 275-8777.
To help ensure a successful tax the Post Office offers the following tax mailing tips:
- Be sure to verify pick-up times posted on collection boxes to ensure your envelopes are collected and postmarked on time.
- Apply the proper amount of postage, especially with extra forms and schedules. The first ounce (about three sheets of paper) for a letter-sized envelope is 46 cents, and 20 cents for each additional ounce.
- Make sure your envelope has the proper IRS or FTB address and ZIP Code.
- Print your complete return address in the upper left corner of your tax mail envelope.
- Customers who want proof their tax form has been mailed and received should use Certified Mail/Return Receipt service available at your local Post Office retail counter.
- The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.