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Mississippi Post Offices prepare for tax day

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With the 2018 tax filing deadline fast approaching, Mississippi Post Offices are ready for last minute tax filers on April 17. Below is a list of Mississippi Post Offices open later than 5:00 p.m., as well as a list of Self Service Kiosks available for customer use in retail lobbies.

As in past tax seasons, the U.S Postal Service will provide customers with both timely tax return drop offs and special services, including Priority Express Mail, Priority Mail, First-Class Mail, Certified Mail, and Return Receipt.

Doug Kyle, the Spokesman for the Mississippi District of the Postal Service, said they want to accommodate everybody who has a last minute tax return to mail.

“The volume is not what it was in prior years, but there’s still a lot of people who either wait until the last day, and in some cases, plan to wait until the last day,” Kyle said.

COLUMBUS PO 5:30 P.M. 3202 Bluecutt Rd.
FLOWOOD PO 6:00 P.M. 105 Hogg Creek Dr.
GULFPORT PLANT* No Retail Services 10285 Corporate Drive
HATTIESBURG PO 6:00 P.M. 220 S. 40th Ave.
JACKSON MPO* 7:00 P.M.* 401 E. South St.
MADISON 5:30 P.M. 990 Hwy. 51
OCEAN SPRINGS 6:00 P.M. 1581 Bienville Blvd.
RIDGELAND 5:30 P.M. 611 S. Pear Orchard Rd.
SOUTHAVEN 5:30 P.M. 7550 Airways Blvd.
STARKVILLE 5:30 P.M. 822 Taylor St.
TUPELO 6:00 P.M. 362 S. Thomas St.
VICKSBURG 5:30 P.M. 3415 Pemberton Square Blvd.

*-Collection boxes in front of building will be picked up until midnight.

“Since we don’t really have an overwhelming demand anymore, what we wanted to do was try to let customers know where they could still find the last minute places to go in, get their tax return in the mail and get it post marked,” said Kyle.

Self Service Kiosks:

Southaven – 7550 Airways Blvd.

Madison – 990 Hwy. 51

Ridgeland – 611 S. Pear Orchard Rd.

Jackson LeFleur – 1501 Jacksonian Plz.

Jackson MPO – 401 E. South St.

Jackson Flowood – 105 Hogg Creek Dr.

Hattiesburg MPO – 220 S. 40th Ave.

Gulfport MPO – 11110 Hwy. 49

Ocean Springs – 1581 Bienville Blvd.

The IRS accepts the First-Class postmark as proof of filing by April 17. The Postal Service provides these tips for income tax filers mailing returns:

  • If filing on April 17, mail early in the day at any Post Office.  Be sure to verify Post Office hours of operation.
  • If depositing returns in a collection box on April 17, double-check the pick-up schedule on the collection box.
  • To ensure getting the April 17 postmark, deposit returns before the last scheduled pick-up time.
  • Affix the correct postage. Some returns include many forms and require additional postage. IRS does not pay postage due and will return items to sender.
  • One ounce for letter size returns is 50 cents for stamp postage, 47.0 cents for metered postage. The second and third ounces are an additional 21 cents for each ounce, regardless of postage type. Large envelopes, or letters weighing over 3.5 ounces, are subject to an oversize rate of $1.00 for one ounce and 21 cents per additional ounce.
  • When possible, use the envelope provided by the IRS and be sure to include a return address. If the envelope provided by the IRS is unavailable, be sure to verify the IRS address where returns should be mailed.

“One of the things we like to remind people of every year is to make sure that you have your return address on your return, you have enough postage on there, and to keep in mind that once you reach about five or six pages, you’re probably in jeopardy of going over one ounce so you want to make sure that you have correct postage,” said Kyle. “If you’re stamping your return, the postage is .50 for the first stamp and then it’s .21 for each ounce over that, so if you’ve got a return that weighs two ounces, you’re going to need .71 on it.”

The Postal Service offers flexible products and services for use when mailing tax returns.

Priority Mail Express Service

This gets your tax return to many locations the next day guaranteed or your money-back. Priority Mail Express includes signature at delivery and free USPS Tracking to confirm delivery to the IRS, online at or toll-free at 800-222-1811.

Priority Mail Service

This gets your tax return delivered in 1, 2, or 3 business days. Priority Mail also includes free USPS Tracking to confirm delivery to the IRS, online at or toll-free at 800-222-1811.

First-Class Mail Service

Efficient, economical option for mailing your return with the all-important postmark.

Proof of Mailing Services

These services provide you with peace of mind. You can prove you mailed your tax return, verify that it was delivered or both with the following services:

Certified Mail

This receipt proves that you mailed your tax return and gives you online access to verify the

date and time of delivery.

Return Receipt

This receipt verifies both mailing and delivery, returning a postcard to you signed by the

person who received your package.

Online Services:

These services let you use the online technology to help you mail your tax returns


From any computer with internet access and a printer, you can print Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express labels for all your tax returns, with or without postage, and save yourself precious time.

 The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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