Save Postage on Last Minute Tax Filing; Curbside Service Available
Wipe that sweat off your brow. Your all-nighter was worth it. Your taxes are done and now it's time to get them in the mail. Don't have the postage or time to buy stamps? We've got you covered!
If my dad is reading this: YES, I mailed my taxes already. He has every right to nag me about it every year because a few years ago I completely blew getting them in by the deadline. For some reason my return envelopes were exceptionally fluffy that year and I'd only put a regular stamp on them. Apparently, that wasn't enough postage and my taxes magically returned to my apartment's mailbox. Only problem? I didn't find them until about a week after the deadline. A friend came in from Lewiston to visit the weekend before and somehow he ended up taking half of my keys back with him. The key ring that was in his pocket had my mailbox key on it. I thought it wasn't that big of a deal because the only mail I actually get are bills that I pay online or an occasional greeting card from my aunt and uncle. It didn't even occur to me that my taxes could've come back!
I could've avoided the entire ordeal by using the Idaho State Tax Commission's "Curbside Service." On Tax Day, April 17, the Boise Office at 800 E Park Blvd will have have employees outside their office from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to accept your state returns. That's right. You don't need a stamp or even get out of your car to turn them in!
If you'd like to do the same for your federal return, take a quick drive over to the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center at 550 West Fort St. You'll have to get out of your car there, but that also saves you from making an extra trip for stamps (because who actually has those laying around anyway?)