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Postal drop-offs help customers

By Staff
Jonathan Willis
Lines around the country will form today as people rush to get their taxes postmarked before the federal deadline.
Postal workers in Russellville want to make sure that residents know what times they can have their mail collected at city boxes.
"When is the latest I can drop my letter in," asked Russellville Post Office delivery services supervisor Kelly Culpepper.
"This question is often asked by our customers in Russellville."
The United States Postal Service has several drop-off boxes located throughout the city.
The following is a list of those boxes and the times that they are collected each day:
The Russellville Post Office is open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
"Hopefully, this will give customers more insight to the most convenient locations to mail their letters for their specific situations," Culpepper said.
Most all Alabama post offices will observe normal hours today, which is the deadline to have tax returns sent in. This means that, in most locations, mail deposited after the last collection time posted, will not be postmarked until the following day.
To ensure that tax returns are not "returned to sender" taxpayers need to check for the following:
Note envelopes greater than 6 1/8 inches high and containing more than four standard-weight, letter-sized pages will require more than 42 cents postage, depending on weight.
No tax agency, state or federal, will accept postage-due. Returns without postage, or with insufficient postage, will be returned to sender and may be considered late by the taxing agency.