NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Do you thrive on the anxiety-ridden adrenalin burst that’s triggered by mailing your tax return at the very last second?
If so, some post office locations around the Tri-State area will stay open later Tuesday for last-minute filers, including the James A. Farley post office in Manhattan, which is staying open until midnight.
The USPS said tax returns must be mailed before the last collection time at the post office or collection box on April 15 to receive an April 15 postmark.
But super procrastinators can get the coveted April 15 postmark as long as they’re in line before the witching hour. The Postal Service says that last year, the final customer to get an April 15 postmark clocked out around 2 a.m.
According to a recent poll, nearly 25 percent of Americans wait until the last minute to file their taxes. But if you’re due a refund, and about three-fourths of filers get refunds, April 15 isn’t much of a deadline at all.