Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cookeville Post Office To Accommodate Tax Filers

The South Willow Avenue branch of the Cookeville Post Office will be open some extra hours today to accommodate those local taxpayers who are waiting until the last minute to file their returns. The IRS says returns must be postmarked on April 15th to avoid a late fee, and some post offices in the Nashville area are staying open until midnight. In Cookeville, the Willow Avenue Post Office will be open until 9 p.m. to provide stamp sales and mailing assistance, and officials say returns will be collected until midnight in the mail collection boxes in front of the South Willow Avenue location only. Postal Service spokeswoman Beth Barnett urges tax filers to mail early in the day, making sure that the last pickup time at the box they drop it in hasn't already passed.