The last chance post office for tax filers

Karner Rd post office

If you're dropping off your return near the deadline, make sure you hand it to a USPS to get it postmarked.

Update for 2012: This is still the post office of last resort, but it's only open until 8:30 pm.

The post office at 30 Karner Road in Colonie is the post office of last resort for procrastinating tax filers. The branch, which is connected to the mail processing facility there, will be open until 11:59 Thursday night.

Bonus spot: the Colonie Center post office will be open until 8 pm -- which, as it happens, is its normal closing time.

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Last Chance Post Office
30 Karner Rd
Colonie, NY 12205


People still mail their taxes?

Good question. I just looked up the stats from the IRS.

It looks like about 20 percent of the returns filed so far this year were mailed in.

You could also just put them in the mail on April 16th. I did that a few years ago, and the IRS never said anything.

We had to mail in hard copies of our federal taxes to claim the first time homebuyer credit... First time in years I've actually done it though.

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