Tax Deadline Is Quickly Approaching

WASHINGTON, D.C.(WIBW)-- Today is the tax deadline and the Free File Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of industry-leading tax software companies partnered with the IRS, reminds taxpayers that free, brand-name tax software is available at . The "Free File" program, allows all taxpayers to e-file their federal tax returns or extensions at no cost.

Tax payers with a 2013 Adjusted Gross Income of $58,000 or less, about 70 percent of Americans, may choose from 14 leading tax software providers to prepare and e-file their federal tax returns for free. Basic federal e-filing services, called Free File Fillable Forms, are also available regardless of income level.

“Free File is the perfect solution for Americans who are crunched for time,” said Tim Hugo, executive director of the Free File Alliance. “Also, anyone can use Free File to submit an extension from their computer – giving themselves an extra six months to prepare and file a federal tax return, and taxpayers making $58,000 or less can access brand-name software to prepare and e-file their tax return in minutes.

Tax software options can be found at

Free File has saved taxpayers an estimated $1.2 billion in preparation and filing costs since the program began in 2003. Free File Alliance member companies have continually worked with the IRS to strengthen the Free File program, and taxpayers have consistently reported that it is user-friendly and efficient. Responding to a 2009 IRS survey, 96 percent of users said they found Free File easy to use, while 98 percent said they would recommend the program to others.

The Free File Alliance is a nonprofit coalition of 14 industry-leading tax software companies that has partnered with the IRS since 2003 to help low and middle-income Americans prepare, complete and e-file their federal tax returns online. The Free File Alliance is committed to giving 70 percent of Americans free access to the industry’s top online tax preparation software. About 40 million returns have been filed through IRS Free File since its inception.

For more information is available at

Here are the Post Office locations in Topeka and their hours of operation.

The United States Postal Service Topeka locations will be open their regular hours today. Those hours and locations are as follows:

Main Office Station
424 S Kansas Ave
Topeka KS 66603
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Gage Center Station
1430 SW Woodhull St
Topeka KS 66604
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hicrest Station
2921 SW Adams St
Topeka KS 66605
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

North Topeka Station
220 NW Lyman Rd
Topeka KS 66608
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pauline Station
5826 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka KS 66619
9:00 a.m. – Noon

Topeka North Park Station – Formerly known as the Topeka P&DF/GMF
1410 NW Gage Blvd
Topeka KS 66618
Noon – 7:00 p.m.

Posted by Greg Palmer