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Post Offices With Extended Hours on Tax Day

We've put together a list of post offices in the state with hours that go past 6 p.m.

Below is a table of U.S. Post offices in Connecticut that are opened late today, April 18, 2011, the deadline for filing taxes.

Most other post offices, including all of the ones in Newtown close at 5 p.m.

Below the table is a list of last-minute tips published by the Internal Revenue Service.

SHOP RITE

1200 FARMINGTON AVE STE 2

BRISTOL

7 PM

 

CPU WESTCHESTER MARKETPLACE

493 WESTCHESTER RD STE 1

COLCHESTER

8 PM

 

CPU CHARLES 1 STP CONVENINCE

159 MAIN ST

 

DANBURY

 

9 PM

 

CPU DAIRY & ENRGY STOP DANBURY

133 PADANARAM RD

DANBURY

8 PM

CPU CONFIDENCE MAIL & MORE

920 FOXON RD STE 4

EAST HAVEN

8 PM

CPU BRAVO SUPERMARKET

1291 ALBANY AVE STE 1 

HARTFORD 

8 PM 

POLMART

125 BROAD ST

NEW BRITAIN

7 PM 

CPU PRESTON MARKET

352 ROUTE 2

PRESTON

7 PM

HY LABONNE AND SONS

639 STRAITS TPKE

WATERTOWN

8 PM

CPU FAST STOP

20 SAUGATUCK AVE STE 4

WESTPORT

7 PM

IRS Offers Tips to Reduce Tax Time Stress
By Gregg Semanick, IRS spokesman

Tax preparation shouldn’t be so stressful. The IRS has put together five tips to ease your tax filing experience. 

Visit the IRS Website In 2010, more than 304 million visits were made to http://www.irs.gov .  Make 1040 Central your first stop to learn the latest news and find answers to your questions about tax filing.

Use Free File: Let Free File do the hard work for you with brand-name tax software or online fillable forms. It's available exclusively at http://www/irs.gov . Everyone can find an option to prepare their tax return and e-file it for free. If you made $58,000 or less, you qualify for free tax software that is offered through a private-public partnership with manufacturers. If you made more or are comfortable preparing your own tax return, there's Free File Fillable Forms, the electronic versions of IRS paper forms. Visit www.irs.gov/freefile  to review your options.

Try IRS e-file: After 21 years, IRS e-file has become the safe, easy and most common way to file a tax return. Last year, 70 percent of taxpayers - 99 million people - used IRS e-file. Starting in 2011, many tax preparers will be required to use e-file and will explain your filing options to you. This is your chance to give it a try. IRS e-file is approaching 1 billion returns processed safely and securely. If you owe taxes, you have payment options to file immediately and pay by the tax deadline. Best of all, combine e-file with direct deposit and you can get your refund in as few as 10 days.

Don’t Panic if You Can’t Pay If you cannot pay the full amount of taxes you owe by the April 18 deadline, you should still file your return by the deadline and pay as much as you can to minimize penalties and interest.  Taxpayers eligible for an Installment Agreement can apply using the Web-based Online Payment Agreement application available on IRS.gov.  To find out more about this simple and convenient process type “Online Payment Agreement” in the search box on the IRS.gov homepage.

Request an Extension of Time to File – But Pay on Time If the April 18 tax deadline clock runs out, you can get an automatic six-month extension of time to file through October 17. However, this extension of time to file does not give you more time to pay any taxes due. If you have not paid at least 90 percent of the total tax due by the April 18 deadline you may also be subject to an Estimated Tax Penalty. To obtain an extension, just file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. The easiest way to file a Form 4868 is through Free File at www.irs.gov/freefile . Form 4868 is also available for downloading at http://www.irs.gov .

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