Post offices ready for last-minute filers
By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times, published April 16, 2001
Because the April 15th filing deadline arrived on the weekend, taxpayers have until midnight tonight to get their returns in the mail (11:59 p.m. if you want to be precise).
As usual, some post offices will be open extended hours to accommodate last-minute filers looking for an April 16 postmark.
In Tampa, postal officials are offering drop-off services from 4 p.m. to midnight in three parking lots to reduce congestion at the main post office.
In St. Petersburg, the main post office at 3135 First Ave. N promises to liven things up for taxpayers with visits from the Chick-Fil-A cow at 4 p.m. and Raymond, the Devil Rays mascot, at 6 p.m. IRS representatives will offer tax help beginning at 4 p.m., Krispy Kreme will distribute doughnuts, and radio station WYUU-FM 92.5 will broadcast live from the site.
Tampa Bay area post offices listed below plan to stay open late. For information about extended hours in other areas, call toll-free 1-800-275-8777.
Open until midnight
ST. PETERSBURG: 3135 First Ave. N
Clearwater: 100 S Belcher Road
Crystal River: 18 NE 4th Ave.
TAMPA MAIN: 5201 W Spruce St. (Tampa International Airport)
TAMPA PARKING LOT DROP-OFF SITES: 9302 Anderson Road (AMC Veterans 24 Theatre)
2200 E Fowler Ave. (University Mall)
Columbus Drive and N Dale Mabry Highway (Kmart Plaza)
Open until 9 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG: 1299 66th St. N
701 77th Ave. N
Open until 6 p.m.
SPRING HILL: 8501 Philatelic Drive
BROOKSVILLE: 19101 Cortez Blvd.
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