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Postal Service Keeps (Some) Doors Open Late For Tax Day

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Apr 15, 2010 3:20PM

2010_04_15_taxes.jpg As if you don't have enough reminders, today is April 15 aka Tax Day. And, protests aside, the big concern today for all you last-minute filers is the post office, right? Lucky for you, as always, some local post offices will be open 'til midnight to ensure you get your taxes postmarked on time. The U.S. Postal Service answers a few questions you may have about mailing off your tax returns and three area post offices will be open late to help you out:

  • the Main Post Office at 433 W. Harrison
  • the Carol Stream Processing & Distribution Center (500 E. Fullerton Avenue, Carol Stream)
  • the Palatine Processing and Distribution Center (1300 E. Northwest Highway)

So go ahead now, get filin'.

UPDATE: If you're e-filing your returns but don't know your state PIN number, a tipster has pointed out that the state's PIN inquiry system isn't working. Indeed, we just got a "The system is currently down for maintenance. We invite you to try again later" message. So wait at your own risk, or start filling out that paper form.