Post Offices Open Late on Tax Day

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The deadline for filing your state and federal taxes for 2016 is Monday, April 18. If you're not filing electronically and put off mailing them until the last minute, here's what you need to do.

You'll need to find tax forms. Most local libraries carry forms. Here are New Mexico's tax forms online.

Complete your tax returns and e-file or mail them before midnight. Even if you file an extension, you must have it postmarked by midnight on April 18.

If you don't e-file your taxes, you can still get your returns in the mail on April 18. Many post offices are open until 5:30 p.m. Find the hours of a Post Office close to you in Albuquerque.

You can also call 1-800-275-8777 and enter your zip code to find the post office closest to you. If you drop your tax returns in a blue collection box, be sure to note the last collection time for the day to make sure it will be picked up after you drop the forms off.

To help those of you who mail your forms off after 5:30 p.m., there is one area post office where you can deposit mail until 7 pm:

  • U.S. Post Office (Main branch)
    1135 Broadway NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87101

Other post office retail locations will operate regular business hours on April 18.

How Much Postage Do I Need for My Tax Returns?

First class postage is 47 cents for the first ounce, 21 cents more for each additional ounce. If your envelope feels as though it might be heavier than one ounce, be sure your returns will get there on time by adding additional postage.

The U.S. Postal Service has products and services to help you get your tax forms in on time.

Tax filers from New Mexico will need to know where to send individual forms