Tax Day - Forms and Special Post Office Hours

You will have several extra days to file your 2016 tax returns this year. You have until Tuesday, April 18th, to file them and pay any tax due. The typical filing deadline of April 15th falls on Saturday this year, so taxpayers would generally have until the following business day, which would be Monday, April 17th, to file. However, since the Emancipation Day holiday in Washington, D.C., falls on Monday April 17th, you will have until Tuesday, April 18th, to file a return or extension.

In order to receive a postmark before the deadline, tax documents must be received by the Post Office no later than the latest mail collection time. You can check for locations that will be open late to postmark your tax return.

 

Are tax forms available at my local post office?
Post Offices do not have tax forms available for customers. However, you can view, download, and print specific tax forms and publications at the Forms and Publications page of the IRS website. You may also acquire tax forms through the mail. If you meet the qualifications, you can also begin to e-file your taxes online.

Your local government offices may have tax forms available for pickup.

 

Where can I find information on Alternate Retail Services - Tax Day?
When available, you can access information on extended hours from: http://www.usps.com/taxes/welcome.htm > "See Post Office™ Hours with Extended Hours on April 18th."

 

How should I mail my tax return?
To show that you mailed your tax return, that your return was delivered, or both, please use the chart below.

First-Class Mail® and Priority Mail® services are eligible for all the services below with some requirements. Return Receipt can only be purchased if combined with either Certified Mail, Collect on Delivery, insurance over $500.00, or Registered Mail.

Service

Proof of Mailing

Proof of Delivery for IRS

Signature Confirmation™

No

No

Certificate of Mailing

Yes*

No

Certified Mail®

Yes*

Not without Return Receipt™

Return Receipt™

No

Yes*

*Important:

  • Signature Confirmation (electronic option) can be purchased for First-Class Mail parcels, but not First-Class Mail letters.
  • Certificate of Mailing provides evidence that the item has been presented to the USPS for mailing.
  • Certified Mail™ provides proof of mailing only if the item is brought into the Post Office and a Printed/Dated receipt is obtained.
  • Return Receipt can only be purchased for First-Class Mail and Priority Mail if combined with either Certified Mail, Collect on Delivery, insurance over $500.00, or Registered Mail.

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