Deadline here for tax returns
Today is D-Day for federal taxes, as in deadline.
Because of the popularity of e-filing tax returns, the U.S. Postal Service has stopped having employees provide late-night curbside service for last-minute filers. The Internal Revenue Service estimates that 57 percent of all returns will be filed electronically this year.
Still, 27 post offices across Hawaii will collect mail from specially marked mailboxes tonight to accommodate procrastinators. Mail dropped in these outdoor boxes by midnight will receive the April 15 postmark.
The Oahu offices offering late collection boxes are Airport, Downtown, Ewa Beach, Haleiwa, Hawaii Kai, Kailua, Kaneohe, Kapalama, Laie, Makiki, Mililani, Waialae-Kahala, Waianae, Waikiki and Waipahu.
Neighbor island post offices with late collections are Kahului, Kihei, Lahaina, Makawao, Pukalani, Wailuku, Hilo, Kailua-Kona, Kamuela, Lihue, Kaunakakai and Lanai City.
The Honolulu Airport post office will remain open until 8 p.m. as usual, while all others will close at their normal times.
The deadline to file state tax returns is Monday since the usual deadline, April 20, falls on a Sunday this year.