Mailing Tips For Tax Day

Monday, April 7, 2014

With Tax Day only a week away, the United States Postal Service is reminding filers to pay special attention to Post Office retail hours and collection box pick-up times.

Post Offices in Tennessee and Northern Georgia will be open regular business hours on Tuesday, April 15.  Post Office, self-service kiosks and collection box location, hours, and pick-up time information is available at 1-800-ASK-USPS or online at www.usps.com.

Gone are the days when Americans waited until the last minute to mail tax returns with a trip to their local Post Office before midnight.

Now the majority of taxpayers file online. According to the IRS, out of 146 million individual tax returns filed in 2013, almost 83 percent were e-filed.

 Here are some filing tax tips:
·   If depositing returns in a blue collection box on Tuesday, April 15, double-check the pick-up schedule on the label. To ensure getting the April 15th postmark, deposit returns before the last scheduled pick-up time.
·   Affix the appropriate postage, especially since the item may weigh more than an ounce. The IRS will not pay postage due and your filings will be returned if there is insufficient postage. The post office says that about five pages of paper are an ounce, which would require one 49-cent stamp. If you are in doubt, have the envelope weighed at the post office.
·   Be sure and include a return address on the envelope. Short-paid items without a return address will be sent to the postal mail recovery office for determination of the sender, delaying its return.
·   The USPS highly recommends getting the security of proof of mailing and proof of delivery of your tax returns -- use certified mail service with a return receipt, plus the applicable postage.
·   Tax forms are no longer available at Post Offices. Check online at http://www.irs.gov/ (Federal forms), http://www.tn.gov/revenue/forms/ (TN forms) or https://etax.dor.ga.gov/ (GA forms).

Please remember that mail must be deposited before the last collection time at the post office or collection box on April 15 to receive an April 15th postmark.

 
 


Tennessee Supreme Court Rules that Employment-at-Will Doctrine Applies To Trial Judge Secretarial Assistant Positions And Dismisses Claim

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the written protocol by which the Tennessee Department of Correction carries out an execution by lethal injection. The plaintiffs in this matter, each of whom have been convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death, brought a declaratory judgment action in the trial court challenging the constitutionality of the ... (click for more)

City Of Cleveland Receives 2 Bids To Extend Runway At Cleveland Regional Jetport

The City of Cleveland received two bids on  Tuesday  to extend the runway at the Cleveland Regional Jetport.   The sealed bids were opened  Tuesday  afternoon. GLF Construction Corporation of Miami, Fl. submitted a bid of $2,914,980. Hinkle Construction Services, LLC of Paris, Ky. submitted a bid of 2,004,827.   Five companies, including ... (click for more)

Boyd Says $4.1 Million In County Budget Cuts Would Yield $43.1 Million For School Projects; Proposes That CSLA Move To Dalewood

County Commission Finance Chairman Tim Boyd on Wednesday recommended $4.1 million in county budget cuts, which he said would provide bond funds for $43,150,000 in county school projects. He recommended that $250,000 of the money from the cuts go to relocating Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts (CSLA) to Dalewood Middle School. He said Dalewood students could move to a portion ... (click for more)

Police Shoot And Kill Sheriff's Office Employee, Daniel Hendrix After Disorder At Brainerd Home; 2 Off-Duty City Officers Were At Scene Of Altercation Where Shot Was Fired

Chattanooga Police responded to an altercation at a house in Brainerd early Wednesday morning and wound up shooting and killing an armed man, who is an employee of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. Police said two off-duty Chattanooga Police officers were at the scene of the disorder in the 300 block of Shawnee Trail. A shot was fired before officers arrived at 1:26 a.m. ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret - And Response

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: OK, Sis, Off You Go

I’ve got to do something to adjust my sense of humor but fear there is not a big enough wrench. Rasmea Yousef Odeh, who is a naturalized American citizen from Jordan, was one of the principal figures in January’s Women’s March on Washington and had an equal starring role in the most recent “Day Without Women” protests in America. I’m all for equal rights for women yet I was appalled ... (click for more)