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USPS: You have options for Tax Day

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

It's tax day - April 15.

If you waited until the last minute to file your taxes, the United States Postal Service wants you to know - there are options available to get retail assistance, but you need to show up earlier than in past years.

The Downtown Post Office, located at 201 N. McDowell St, will offer retail services until 7 p.m. on Monday, two hours later than its normal closing.

Although Downtown Station has offered retail services as late as midnight in previous years, the steady diversion to electronic forms of filing has decreased the need for extended hours.

"We realize there are some customers who may need retail services after work hours, and we want to accommodate them," says Acting Charlotte Postmaster Dean Roberts. "But, more Americans are filing online so we've seen the lines dwindle each year. We're striving to balance the needs of our customers with responsible use of our resources."

For customers who wait until the last minute, Downtown Station is the only place in the area offering extended retail hours for customers to get the necessary postmark.  Postal employees will also be in the lobby to assist customers with required forms.  

Customers who have their tax returns stamped and ready to mail can drop them in blue collection boxes, but they'll need to make note of the last collection time for each box. There is also the option to take stamped returns to the Charlotte Processing and Distribution Center, located at 2901 Scott Futrell Drive, where postal employees will collect them outside until 9 p.m.

For quick and convenient service, customers are encouraged to use an Automated Postal Center® and avoid Post Office lines.

APC® services include Certified MailTM and Delivery ConfirmationTM as well as Priority Mail® and Express Mail® services. Returns will still need to be deposited by applicable cutoff times.

The following locations offer APC® services in Charlotte:

Ballantyne Station – 8240 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy
Carmel Road Station – 6300 Carmel Rd
Downtown Station – 201 N. McDowell St
Idlewild Station – 6501 Albemarle Rd
Mint Hill Station – 8920 Lawyers Rd
Park Road Station – 4117 Park Rd
South Providence Station – 11035 Golf Links Dr
WT Harris Station – 3515 David Cox Rd

APC® services are also available at locations in the following cities surrounding Charlotte:

Concord Main Post Office – 66 McCachern Blvd
Concord North 29 Station – 455 Concord Pkwy N
Cornelius Post Office – 20311 Chartwell Center Dr
Harrisburg Post Office – 4258 Hwy 49 S
Huntersville Post Office – 400 Gilead Rd
Matthews Post Office – 301 E John St
Monroe Post Office – 101 S Charlotte Ave
Mooresville North Lake Station – 172 Williamson Rd

Customers can visit www.usps.com or call 1-800-ASK-USPS for additional information.  

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