Postal Service Announces Extended Post Office Hours on Tax Night, April 16

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from United States Postal Service

    NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Postal Service will expand hours
 and services for last minute taxpayers in the New York metropolitan area.
 Stamp sales and postmarking services will be available until midnight, Monday,
 April 16, 2001 at selected post offices. Postal employees will be on hand to
 accept and postmark tax returns at the following locations until midnight,
 except where noted:
 
     Manhattan:
     James A. Farley PO (General Post Office)    421 8th Avenue
                                                 (bet. 31 & 33rd Street)
     Church Street Station                       90 Church Street
 
     Bronx:
     General Post Office                         558 Grand Concourse
 
     Queens:
     Flushing Main Post Office                   41-65 Main Street
     JFK Airport Station                         Building 250
                                                 (North Boundary Road)
     Jamaica Main Post Office                    88-40 164th Street
     Long Island City Main Post Office           46-02 21st Street
 
     Brooklyn:
     Brooklyn General Post Office                271 Cadman Plaza
     Martin Luther King JR. PO                   9402 Church Avenue
     Fort Hamilton Post Office                   8801 5th Avenue
 
     Staten Island:
     Staten Island Main Post Office              550 Manor Road
 
     Long Island:
     Bay Shore                                   1314 5th Avenue
     Garden City                                 600 Franklin Avenue
     Roosevelt Field Postal Store (until 9:30pm) Roosevelt Field -- lower level
     Hicksville                                  185 West John Street
     Massapequa                                  80 Killians Road
     Patchogue                                   170 East Main Street
     Port Jefferson Station                      544 Jefferson Plaza Shopping
                                                 Center
     Riverhead                                   21 West 2nd Street
     Roslyn                                      1391 Old Northern Blvd.
     Smithtown                                   25 Route 111
 
     Central New Jersey:
     Brick -- Main Post Office                   160 Chambersbridge Road
     Bridgewater -- Main Post Office             495 N. Bridge Street
     East Brunswick -- Main Post Office          614 Cranbury Road
     Eatontown -- Monmouth Processing Facility   307 Industrial Way West
     Edison -- Kilmer Lobby Services             21 Kilmer Road
     Hazlet -- Main Post Office                  65 Hazlet Avenue
     Howell -- Main Post Office                  4170 Highway 9 South
     Kendall Park -- Main Post Office            3124 State Route 27
     Long Branch -- Main Post Office             60 Third Avenue
     Morganville -- Main Post Office             113 Tennant Road
     Morristown -- Main Post Office              150 Ridgedale Avenue
     Phillipsburg -- Main Post Office            361 Memorial Parkway
     Princeton -- Main Post Office               213 Carnegie Center
     Spring Lake -- Main Post Office             2407 State Highway 71
     Summit -- Main Post Office                  61 Maple Street
     Toms River -- Main Post Office              130 W. Water Street
     Trenton Main Office                         680 US Highway 130
     Wharton -- Main Post Office                 350 North Main Street
 
     Northern New Jersey:
     Clifton -- Main Post Office                 811 Paulison Avenue
     Cranford -- Main Post Office                3 Miln Street
     Elizabeth -- Main Post Office               310 North Broad Street
     Fort Lee -- Main Post Office                229 Main Street
     Glenwood -- Main Post Office                958 County Route 517
                                                 (until 9:00 p.m. only)
     Hoboken -- Main Post Office                 89 River Street
     Jersey City -- Main Post Office             69 Montgomery Street
     Livingston -- Main Post Office              49 W Mount Pleasant Avenue
     Newark -- Main Post Office                  2 Federal Square
     Newfoundland -- Main Post Office            2717 NJ Highway 23
     Oakland -- Main Post Office                 332 RamapoValley Rd (Rt 202)
     Paramus -- Main Post Office                 33 East Midland Avenue
     Paterson -- Main Post Office                194 Ward Street
     Plainfield -- Main Post Office              201 Watchung Avenue
     Rahway -- Main Post Office                  123 East Milton Avenue
     South Hackensack -- Main Post Office        560 Huyler Street
     Union -- Main Post Office                   1130 West Chestnut Street
     Wayne -- Sheffield Station                  150 Pompton Plains Crossroad
     West Caldwell -- 155 Clinton Road           155 Clinton Road
 
     Lower NY State:
     Mount Vernon                                15 S. First Ave
     White Plains                                100 Fisher Ave
     New Rochelle                                255 North Ave
     Yorktown Heights                            2020 Maple Hill Road
     Monroe                                      787 Route 17M
     Monsey                                      15 Melnick Dr
 
     The Postal Service suggests the following tax mailing tips:
     -- Make sure you have proper postage, especially if you have extra forms
        or schedules. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will not accept
        returns without postage or with insufficient postage. The IRS returns
        all insufficient postage to the sender, who is then charged with
        late-payment penalties. It costs 34 cents for the first ounce and
        21 cents for each additional ounce. One ounce is about four pages.
 
     -- If you use a non-IRS labeled envelope, make sure you have the proper
        IRS address. Also, put your return address in the upper left-hand
        corner.
 
     -- If you decide to mail your tax returns in your blue neighborhood
        collection box on April 16, be sure to deposit your mail before the
        last pick-up time posted on the box. This will assure your mail is
        postmarked with this year's April 16 deadline date. If your tax package
        weighs 16 oz. or more, it must be brought into a post office for
        mailing.
 
     -- Mail early in the day if you can, so you can save yourself a trip to
        the late collection locations to avoid traffic and last-minute rush.
 
     -- Don't use an office postage meter. The IRS doesn't accept private
        postmarks as proof of timely filing.
 
     Customers can now purchase Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation
 service. They will receive a receipt of mailing for their records and will be
 able to confirm, electronically via the web at http://www.usps.com that their
 package was delivered. If they don't have access to the Internet, they can
 confirm delivery by calling the Postal Service's toll free number
 800-222-1811.
 
 

SOURCE United States Postal Service
    NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Postal Service will expand hours
 and services for last minute taxpayers in the New York metropolitan area.
 Stamp sales and postmarking services will be available until midnight, Monday,
 April 16, 2001 at selected post offices. Postal employees will be on hand to
 accept and postmark tax returns at the following locations until midnight,
 except where noted:
 
     Manhattan:
     James A. Farley PO (General Post Office)    421 8th Avenue
                                                 (bet. 31 & 33rd Street)
     Church Street Station                       90 Church Street
 
     Bronx:
     General Post Office                         558 Grand Concourse
 
     Queens:
     Flushing Main Post Office                   41-65 Main Street
     JFK Airport Station                         Building 250
                                                 (North Boundary Road)
     Jamaica Main Post Office                    88-40 164th Street
     Long Island City Main Post Office           46-02 21st Street
 
     Brooklyn:
     Brooklyn General Post Office                271 Cadman Plaza
     Martin Luther King JR. PO                   9402 Church Avenue
     Fort Hamilton Post Office                   8801 5th Avenue
 
     Staten Island:
     Staten Island Main Post Office              550 Manor Road
 
     Long Island:
     Bay Shore                                   1314 5th Avenue
     Garden City                                 600 Franklin Avenue
     Roosevelt Field Postal Store (until 9:30pm) Roosevelt Field -- lower level
     Hicksville                                  185 West John Street
     Massapequa                                  80 Killians Road
     Patchogue                                   170 East Main Street
     Port Jefferson Station                      544 Jefferson Plaza Shopping
                                                 Center
     Riverhead                                   21 West 2nd Street
     Roslyn                                      1391 Old Northern Blvd.
     Smithtown                                   25 Route 111
 
     Central New Jersey:
     Brick -- Main Post Office                   160 Chambersbridge Road
     Bridgewater -- Main Post Office             495 N. Bridge Street
     East Brunswick -- Main Post Office          614 Cranbury Road
     Eatontown -- Monmouth Processing Facility   307 Industrial Way West
     Edison -- Kilmer Lobby Services             21 Kilmer Road
     Hazlet -- Main Post Office                  65 Hazlet Avenue
     Howell -- Main Post Office                  4170 Highway 9 South
     Kendall Park -- Main Post Office            3124 State Route 27
     Long Branch -- Main Post Office             60 Third Avenue
     Morganville -- Main Post Office             113 Tennant Road
     Morristown -- Main Post Office              150 Ridgedale Avenue
     Phillipsburg -- Main Post Office            361 Memorial Parkway
     Princeton -- Main Post Office               213 Carnegie Center
     Spring Lake -- Main Post Office             2407 State Highway 71
     Summit -- Main Post Office                  61 Maple Street
     Toms River -- Main Post Office              130 W. Water Street
     Trenton Main Office                         680 US Highway 130
     Wharton -- Main Post Office                 350 North Main Street
 
     Northern New Jersey:
     Clifton -- Main Post Office                 811 Paulison Avenue
     Cranford -- Main Post Office                3 Miln Street
     Elizabeth -- Main Post Office               310 North Broad Street
     Fort Lee -- Main Post Office                229 Main Street
     Glenwood -- Main Post Office                958 County Route 517
                                                 (until 9:00 p.m. only)
     Hoboken -- Main Post Office                 89 River Street
     Jersey City -- Main Post Office             69 Montgomery Street
     Livingston -- Main Post Office              49 W Mount Pleasant Avenue
     Newark -- Main Post Office                  2 Federal Square
     Newfoundland -- Main Post Office            2717 NJ Highway 23
     Oakland -- Main Post Office                 332 RamapoValley Rd (Rt 202)
     Paramus -- Main Post Office                 33 East Midland Avenue
     Paterson -- Main Post Office                194 Ward Street
     Plainfield -- Main Post Office              201 Watchung Avenue
     Rahway -- Main Post Office                  123 East Milton Avenue
     South Hackensack -- Main Post Office        560 Huyler Street
     Union -- Main Post Office                   1130 West Chestnut Street
     Wayne -- Sheffield Station                  150 Pompton Plains Crossroad
     West Caldwell -- 155 Clinton Road           155 Clinton Road
 
     Lower NY State:
     Mount Vernon                                15 S. First Ave
     White Plains                                100 Fisher Ave
     New Rochelle                                255 North Ave
     Yorktown Heights                            2020 Maple Hill Road
     Monroe                                      787 Route 17M
     Monsey                                      15 Melnick Dr
 
     The Postal Service suggests the following tax mailing tips:
     -- Make sure you have proper postage, especially if you have extra forms
        or schedules. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will not accept
        returns without postage or with insufficient postage. The IRS returns
        all insufficient postage to the sender, who is then charged with
        late-payment penalties. It costs 34 cents for the first ounce and
        21 cents for each additional ounce. One ounce is about four pages.
 
     -- If you use a non-IRS labeled envelope, make sure you have the proper
        IRS address. Also, put your return address in the upper left-hand
        corner.
 
     -- If you decide to mail your tax returns in your blue neighborhood
        collection box on April 16, be sure to deposit your mail before the
        last pick-up time posted on the box. This will assure your mail is
        postmarked with this year's April 16 deadline date. If your tax package
        weighs 16 oz. or more, it must be brought into a post office for
        mailing.
 
     -- Mail early in the day if you can, so you can save yourself a trip to
        the late collection locations to avoid traffic and last-minute rush.
 
     -- Don't use an office postage meter. The IRS doesn't accept private
        postmarks as proof of timely filing.
 
     Customers can now purchase Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation
 service. They will receive a receipt of mailing for their records and will be
 able to confirm, electronically via the web at http://www.usps.com that their
 package was delivered. If they don't have access to the Internet, they can
 confirm delivery by calling the Postal Service's toll free number
 800-222-1811.
 
 SOURCE  United States Postal Service