weather icon Clear

Monday last day to file income tax returns

As the Federal Income Tax deadline looms next week, those who still need to file their income tax returns have until Monday to do so.

Tax day this year is April 18, and although the post office locations in town are running under normal business hours, those who need the extra time to file can go to the main post office in Las Vegas, 1001 E. Sunset Road, as it will remain open until midnight to assist customers.

The IRS deadline for filing Federal Income Tax returns requires a postmark by 11:59 p.m. Monday evening.

There will be an express, drive-through lane for pre-stamped, pre-addressed envelopes to ensure maximum customer convenience.

Additionally, the “Post Office on Wheels” retail van will be open to serve customers at the Mandalay Bay parking area on April 18 from noon until 8 p.m. The drive-through drop-off boxes will also be available for customers at this location.

All other retail locations will maintain regular operating and collection hours.

USPS tips for customers mailing their tax returns:

Mail early. If you are mailing a lot of documents, use a suitable envelope or box. Priority Mail envelopes are available from the lobby of your local post office.

Be sure to use sufficient postage. Does it weigh more than one ounce? Tax returns without enough postage will be returned. If you are unsure about the postage, it’s best to add extra stamps or take your mailpiece to the post office to ensure sufficient postage.

Write clearly. Print labels or neatly write both the destination and return addresses.

Double check your envelope. Customers who wish to validate that their return was received by the IRS are encouraged to consider proof of mailing services such as Return Receipt, Certified Mail, or Certificate of Mailing Service.

Avoid the rush. Consider mailing your tax return in a collection box that has a pick-up time before the deadline.

Contact reporter Mick Akers at makers@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @mickakers

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
IN SEASON: Okra, a southern favorite for your western garden

Okra may be considered a staple crop in the American South, but it also grows very well in our hot dry climate. As a member of the mallow family, it puts on a stunning display of delicate yellow flowers.

Special legislative session scheduled to open Friday

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday issued the formal proclamation to call the Nevada Legislature into a special session beginning 9 a.m. Friday, July 31 to address significant policy issues that cannot wait until the regularly scheduled legislative session. This will be the 32nd special session in Nevada’s history.

Report chronicles massive decline in fish populations

With hydroelectric power, overfishing, climate change and pollution on the rise, monitored populations of migratory freshwater fish species have plummeted by 76% on average since 1970, according to the first comprehensive global report on the status of freshwater migratory fish issued this week by the World Fish Migration Foundation and Zoological Society of London.

AngloGold Ashanti gains exploration project permit

The administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue a reclamation permit for an exploration project to AngloGold Ashanti North America.

Immunizations remain required part of back-to-school routines

As parents continue to navigate what back to school looks like this year, one aspect of the ritual that hasn’t changed is making sure kids are up to date on their vaccines. Whether families choose in-person, hybrid or distance learning models for the fall 2020 school session, Nevada law requires immunizations for child care, school and university entry, with the exception of religious exemptions or a medical condition.

DMV will offer renewals online, by mail this fall

Nevada motorists who have been unable to make an appointment at DMV offices before their expiration date will benefit from two new initiatives announced Tuesday by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Nye County Civic Center proposal presented

In 2016, when Valley Electric Association was aiming to sell a 200-kilovolt transmission line and needed a vote of approval by its members in order to do so, one of the selling points for that sale was the promise that if it went through, VEA would donate $5 million toward the construction of a new community center. It may have taken nearly three years after the transmission sale was executed but VEA did finally make good on that promise, offering the $5 million donation to Nye County, with the Nye County Commission voting to accept it in September 2019.

NCSD superintendent lays out school reopening plans

Earlier this month, the Nye County School District Board of Trustees approved the district’s COVID-19 re-entry plan, which laid out three models for returning students and staff to school safely.

Pahrump elementary schools to observe hybrid education model

With less than a month left before youth across Nye County are scheduled to begin the new school year, the Nye County School District has announced a change in its school re-entry plans, switching Pahrump area K-5 schools from the originally selected 100% in-person education model to the hybrid model that requires students to conduct their learning online three days out of the five-day school week.