LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – What time is the Post Office open for Tax Day 2013, and how late can you mail Tax Returns from the US Post Office today April 15, 2013? The Postmaster General confirms to news that Post Office tax day hours are being extended nationwide for mailing taxes at select locations. But not all branches will be open late today, reps tell news. In Los Angeles, several branches of the Post Office will open late today for filing your taxes.
In a news statement today, the USPS remains consumers of the deadline for filing federal tax returns. “April 15, 2013… Federal Tax Returns Due. Taxes must be postmarked by this date to qualify for timely filing.” The key word is “postmarked.” So as a result, the USPS is keeping some branches open later nationwide.
USPS indicates to news that “We’ve even extended hours on Tax Day at some Post Office locations to make things easier for you.” The USPS is offering some “locations …. [to] be open late to postmark your tax return.” However, USPS reminds news that “Partner locations do not offer late postmarking.” It reminds consumers “Please verify their last collection hours to ensure you get your tax return in the mail on time.”
So how late can you file the return today April 15, 2013? USPS says “When you mail your taxes with the U.S. Postal Service, you enjoy the benefits of the ‘timely mailing as timely filing/paying’ rule for tax returns and payments. As long as your return is postmarked by April 15th, the IRS considers your return filed on time.”
In 2012, several Post Office locations in Los Angeles were open later for Tax Day. Last year, among those locations open until midnight were the Airport Station at 9029 Airport Blvd, the Long Beach location at 2300 Redondo Ave, and the Van Nuys location at 15701 Sherman Way. In 2012, there were no St Louis post office branches open until midnight, but the Main Post Office on Market was kept open until 8 pm that year.
Officials tell news that, to find locations open later, visit USPS.com/taxes, or call 800-275-8777 (800-ASK-USPS) to find other post offices.