Archive for Thursday, April 14, 2005

Tax-filing deadline almost here

April 14, 2005

If you're running late with your taxes Friday, you'll have two nearby choices if you want to get the April 15 postmark after 5 p.m., when the Lansing Post Office, 617 Holiday Plaza, closes for Tax Day, 2005.

Packages can be mailed from the automated postal center kiosk, available 24 hours a day in the Leavenworth Post Office, 330 Shawnee St. The kiosk sells postage and accepts debit and credit cards.

If you'd rather deal with humans and lines, the Shawnee Mission Post Office, 6029 Broadway St., Shawnee Mission, will be open until 11:59 p.m. Friday.

The filing deadline for 2004 state and federal income tax returns is Friday.

Automatic four-month extensions are available by phone, toll free, 1-888-796-1074, by computer, www.irs.gov, or by mailing Form 4868, which also must carry a postmark of no later than Friday. The IRS said it expected to receive almost 9 million extension requests.

The Kansas Department of Revenue says that anyone receiving the four-month extension to file their federal tax return automatically receives a four-month extension to file their Kansas return. A copy of form 4868 must be enclosed with your Kansas income tax return when filed.

An extension to file does not give more time to pay any taxes owed, the tax agencies warned. A person may choose to pay any projected balance due when requesting an extension. Payment may be made electronically.

For more information, contact your tax preparer or the IRS at www.irs.gov or the Kansas Department of Revenue at www.ksrevenue.org.

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