Last chance post office tax day 2012

Karner Rd post office

Enabling procrastination less this year.

2013 update: This is no longer the last-chance post office. It's now at Colonie Center.

Hello, tax day procrastinators desperately searching Google for the last post office open in the Capital Region.

The answer, as usual: the post office at 30 Karner Road in Colonie, which is attached to a mail processing facility. But the deadline has been rolled back yet again this year. That location will only be open until 8:30 pm this year.

As late as 2010, the Karner Road location was open until midnight on tax day. And then last year its closing time was rolled back to 10 pm. And it's been rolled back another 1.5 hours this year.

Why? Electronic filing. The e-filing rate is now 77 percent for individuals -- up from 16 percent in the mid-1990s. (And with good reason -- it's way easier than printing all the forms out and mailing them.) [IRS]

Bonus last chance spot: The Colonie Center post office is open until 8 pm, its usual closing time.

Bonus bit: Last-minute filing tips from the IRS.

Find It

The Tax Day Last Chance Post Office
30 Karner Road
Colonie, NY 12288

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