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Tax deadline: Extended hours at Southwest Florida Post Offices

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Posted at 10:37 AM, Apr 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 06:32:15-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Tuesday is Tax Day, and some Southwest Florida Post Offices are offering extended hours to help you get your tax returns in the mail on time.

Most Post Offices close at 5 p.m., but here are some that are staying open a little later Tuesday:

FORT MYERS
2655 N. Airport Road, open until 5:30pm

CAPE CORAL
4722 SE 17th Avenue, open until 5:30pm
1030 SE 9th Avenue, open until 6:30pm

PORT CHARLOTTE
3740 Tamiami Trail, open until 6pm

VENICE
350 W. Venice Avenue, open until 5:30pm

SARASOTA
1661 Ringling Boulevard, open until 5:30pm
2875 Ashton Road, open until 5:30pm
935 N. Beneva Road, open until 5:30pm
2055 Siesta Drive, open until 5:30pm

The IRS accepts the First-Class postmark as proof of filing by April 18. The Postal Service provides these tips for income tax filers mailing returns:

* If filing on April 18, mail early in the day at any Post Office. Be sure to verify Post Office hours of operation.

* If depositing returns in a collection box on April 18, double-check the pick-up schedule on the collection box. To ensure getting the April 18 postmark, deposit returns before the last scheduled pick-up time.

* Affix the correct postage. Some returns include many forms and require additional postage. IRS does not pay postage due and will return items to sender.

* When possible, use the envelope provided by the IRS and be sure to include a return address. If the envelope provided by the IRS is unavailable, be sure to verify the IRS address where returns should be mailed.