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Late tax filers can drop returns at post office lobby kiosks

While Western Pennsylvania post offices will follow normal hours Wednesday, last-minute tax filers can drop returns at automated self-service kiosks in 24-hour lobbies at about 25 locations.

Because so many last-minute taxpayers have filed electronically in recent years, Postal Service officials say they can’t justify keeping branches staffed late.

Customers who mail their returns are advised to go early to post offices, make sure they have the correct postage and check the last pickup time where they drop their mail to ensure their taxes get an April 15 postmark.

If they drop mail in a kiosk collection bin by midnight, it will be postmarked with that day’s date, said Tad Kelley, spokesman for the postal service’s Western Pennsylvania region.

A list of self-service kiosks can be found at USPS.com under the “Quick Tools — Find USPS locations” button; a drop-down menu for “location types” lets users select kiosks and find locations near them.


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