7 Maui Post Offices Offer Tax Day Late Collections
By Wendy Osher
A total of seven post offices in Maui County will offer late mail collection on Tuesday, April 15, to accommodate last-minute filers of federal tax returns.
The Maui County post office locations offering late collection include: Kahului, Kīhei, Lahaina, Makawao, Wailuku, Kaunakakai, and Lānaʻi City.
They are among a list of 26 post offices across the state that are providing the specially marked blue collection boxes.
Post office officials note that all post offices will close at their regular times, and advise customers planning to use the special drop boxes to come prepared with the correct postage.
Tax forms with correct postage deposited in specially designated boxes and slots by midnight on April 15, will receive an Apr. 15 postmark.
Other locations throughout the state offering special collection boxes include:
- Oʻahu: Airport, Downtown, ʻEwa Beach, Hawaiʻi Kai, Kailua, Kāneʻohe, Kapālama, Makiki, Mililani, Pearl City, Waiʻalae, Kahala, Waialua, Waiʻanae, Waikīkī, and Waipahu.
- Hawaiʻi: Hilo, Kailua-Kona, and Kamuela.
- Kauaʻi: Līhue.
“Due to the declining numbers of citizens who submit hard-copy tax returns by mail, the Postal Service no longer provides curbside service to last-second filers of tax mail at its drive-by collection boxes,” the US Postal Service announced, noting that 91% of tax returns nationwide this year were filed online as of March 28th.