Dayton tax filers upset USPS didn’t stay open

No Dayton post office branches had extended hours today for those sending off their income tax forms last-minute.

A crowd gathered in the lobby late tonight at the downtown branch, with some tax filers upset there was no one available to cancel their return so that it is postmarked on April 15. According to one witness, some people were ringing a bell and banging on the counter at the customer service desk.

Signs were posted in the lobby informing customers there would not be extended hours this year for income tax filers. The East Fifth Street location downtown closed at 6 p.m. today.

Apparently, mail in Dayton is canceled in Columbus so the local branches were not able to stay open late.