Tax Day: Is the Post Office Open Late?

Some people who need to mail their federal income tax returns are wondering about post office hours on Tax Day.

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Tax Day, once known for frantic travel to the post office at the last minute, has evolved into the digital age, where most taxpayers file their taxes electronically. Although, while the tradition of late-night postal runs may have faded, some people still need to mail their tax returns. 

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) says its post offices offer normal mail delivery service and operations on April 15. Some local branches might offer extended hours to accommodate Tax Day filers.

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Kelley R. Taylor
Senior Tax Editor,

As the senior tax editor at, Kelley R. Taylor simplifies federal and state tax information, news, and developments to help empower readers. Kelley has over two decades of experience advising on and covering education, law, finance, and tax as a corporate attorney and business journalist.