For those of you who wait until the last minute to file your taxes — which this year are due by Tuesday, April 17 — here are some tips to make sure you send your returns on time:
Filing paper returns on time
1. Postal mail. Your paper return is filed on time if it is mailed in an envelope that is properly addressed, has enough postage, and is postmarked by April 17. The post office keeps many of its offices open until midnight on tax day so returns can be postmarked by this date.