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Tax Day 2019: Post Office Extended Opening Hours in All U.S. States As Tax Filing Deadline Looms

There is always a mad dash to get federal tax returns mailed. While the IRS has made it possible for us to file online, some people would rather mail their returns by post. 

Find out how and when to file your federal tax return or request an extension in Newsweek's guide.

Your tax return will be deemed as "filed on time" if it is postmarked on or before deadline day. Mail your return in a USPS blue collection box or at a postal location listed below, with the on-time postmark. Many locations are extending their hours for Tax Day 2019. However, for those that are not, consider getting your tax returns mailed as soon as you can.

The majority of post offices offer self-serve kiosks where senders can print their own postage, instead of waiting in line to purchase stamps. USPS also provides these useful tips on how to ensure tax returns are delivered on time:

  • Avoid typical errors made when mailing returns, such as not enough postage or depositing returns in collection boxes whose pickup time has passed
  • Use pre-addressed labels where possible, write clearly and take special care to ensure that handwritten envelopes are legible
  • Include a return address
  • Use first-class postage—the IRS recognizes the first-class letter postmark as proof a return was mailed on time
  • Apply proper postage—the IRS does not accept postage due mail even if it has the deadline postmark; tax returns with insufficient postage will be returned
  • Certified mail with a return receipt is a good choice for customers sending original receipts to tax agencies
  • Make sure bulky envelopes are securely sealed by using tape

You can also find your local post office by using the USPS locator. And if the stresses of the day are too much for you, here are some of the best Tax Day deals and bargains.

Alabama

351 24th St. N.
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-521-0822
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

Alaska

4141 Postmark Drive
Anchorage, AK 99530
Phone: 907-266-3266
Open until 11 p.m.; last collection at 7 p.m.

Arizona

4949 E. Van Buren St., Room. 187
Phoenix, AZ 85026
Phone: 602-225-3158
Open until 9:30 p.m., last collection at 9 p.m.

1501 S. Cherrybell Stra, Rm. 205
Tucson, AZ 85726
Phone: 520-388-5043
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

Arkansas

4700 E. McCain Blvd.
Little Rock, AR 72231
Phone: 501-335-6335
Open until 6:30 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

California

San Francisco Bay Area

660 W. Field Road
San Francisco, CA 94128
Phone: 415-822-7157
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

1675 Seventh St., Room. 236
Oakland, CA 94615
Phone: 510-251-3373
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

1300 Evans Ave., Suite 30
San Francisco, CA 94188
Phone: 415-550-5245
Open until 8:30 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

2200 Eastridge Loop, Suite 1062
San Jose, CA 95122
Phone: 408-270-2368
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 3 p.m.

Central California

1026 Coast Village Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Phone: 805-567-2266
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

Southern California

11251 Rancho Carmel Drive
San Diego, CA 92199
Phone: 858-674-0205
Open until 5 p.m.; Self-service machines will postmark mail for April 15 until midnight

3101 W. Sunflower Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92799
Phone: 714-662-6474
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

1900 W. Redlands Blvd.
San Bernardino, CA 92403
Phone: 909-335-4462
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

9029 Airport Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90009
Phone: 310-649-7400
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

2371 Grand Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90815
Phone: 562-494-2296
Open until 5 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

28201 Franklin Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91383
Phone: 661-775-7166
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

Colorado

7550 E. 53rd Place
Denver, CO 80217
Phone: 303-853-6758
Open until 9:30 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

Connecticut

Connecticut residents should plan to get to the post office early, as the majority of locations do not open after 5:30 p.m.

Delaware

147 Quigley Blvd.
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: 302-323-2260
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

401 Ogletown Road
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: 302-737-5771
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

Florida

1100 Kings Road
Jacksonville, FL 32203
Phone: 904-366-4820
Open until 9 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

10401 Post Office Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32862
Phone: 407-850-6334
Open until 9 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

3501 Bessie Coleman Blvd., Floor 3
Tampa, FL 33630
Phone: 813-877-0374
Open until 10 p.m., last collection at 7:30 p.m.

Miami Area

1455 NW 107th Ave., Suite 106
Doral, FL 33172
Phone: 305-392-2567
Open until 9 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

2200 NW 72nd Ave., Suite 514
Miami, FL 33152
Phone: 305-470-0689
Open until 9 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

11301 S. Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33256
Phone: 305-259-6828
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

Georgia

3900 Crown Road SW.
Atlanta, GA 30304
Phone: 404-765-7570
Open until 11:59 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

1315 Cumberland Mall SE.
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 770-541-1395
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

3916 Milgen Road.
Columbus, GA 31907
Phone: 706-562-1782
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

Hawaii

3600 Aolele St., Room 208C
Honolulu, HI 96820
Phone: 808-423-3917
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

Idaho

Idaho post offices do not open after 5:30 p.m. so aim to have your tax returns sent as soon as possible.

Illinois

433 W. Harrison St., Floor Lobby
Chicago, IL 60699
Phone: 312-983-8130
Open until 11:59 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

6801 W. 73rd St.
Bedford Park, IL 60499
Phone: 708-563-7800
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

525 N. Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-844-8810
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

1750 W. Ogden Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: 630-717-2662
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 5:45 p.m.

5225 Harrison Ave.
Rockford, IL 61125
Phone: 815-229-4804
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

Indiana

2760 Fortune Circle E.
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Phone: 317-464-6841
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

520 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: 812-334-7013
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

1529 W. Dupont Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Phone: 260-451-0139
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 5:15 p.m.

1900 Pleasant St.
Noblesville, IN 46060
Phone: 317-773-9775
Open until 7:30 p.m., last collection at 5:15 p.m.

Iowa

1165 Second Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50318
Phone: 515-283-7585
Open until 5:30 p.m., last collection at 8:30 p.m.

Kansas

1410 NW Gage Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66618
Phone: 785-231-3532
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 6:30 p.m.

7117 W. Harry St.
Wichita, KS 67276
Phone: 316-219-4361
Open until 5:30 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

Kentucky

5300 Scottsville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42104-9997
Phone: 270-843-5778
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 5:30 p.m.

1088 Nandino Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: 859-231-6700
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

1420 Gardiner Lane
Louisville, KY 40231
Phone: 502-454-1763
Open until 9 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

Louisiana

701 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: 504-589-1714
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

4700 Millwood Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Phone: 225-752-4251
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

Maine

125 Forest Ave.
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207-871-8437
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

Maryland

900 E. Fayette St. Room 118
Baltimore, MD 21233
Phone: 410-347-4202
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

16501 Shady Grove Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20898
Phone: 301-670-6085
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

Massachusetts

Boston Area

25 Dorchester Ave. Room 1
Boston, MA 02205
Phone: 617-654-5302
Open until 11:59 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

1295 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-738-1649
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

770 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-575-8700
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

Springfield Area

50 Holyoke St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-536-0230
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 6:30 p.m.

10 Schoephoester Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Phone: 860-292-3308
Open until 10 p.m., last collection at 10 p.m.

Michigan

Detroit

1401 W. Fort St., Room 1006
Detroit, MI 48233
Phone: 313-234-8833
Open until 10 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

3800 Greenfield Road
Dearborn, MI 48120
Phone: 313-337-4700
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

12245 Beech Daly Road
Redford, MI 48239
Phone: 313-937-1242
Open until 9 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

23125 Greater Mack Ave.
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
Phone: 586-498-2874
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

Grand Rapids

225 Michigan St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Phone: 616-776-1575
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

3665 28th St. SE., Suite 6F
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Phone: 616-285-0364
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

Minnesota

100 S. First St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-349-4713
Open until 8 p.m, last collection at 8 p.m.

5001 Northwest Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55111
Phone: 612-970-7643
Open until 11 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

Mississippi

401 E. South St.
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: 601-351-7097
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 9 p.m.

Missouri

30 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-374-9182
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

1720 Market St. Room 3035
Saint Louis, MO 63155
Phone: 314-436-6853
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 8:30 p.m.

Montana

841 S. 26th St.
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-657-5700
Open until 5:30 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

2300 N. Harris St.
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-443-3304
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

350 N. Meridian
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-755-6450
Open until 5:30 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

215 First Ave. N.
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: 406-771-2165
Open until 5:30 p.m., last collection at 5:15 p.m.

1100 W. Kent Ave.
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 406-329-2233
Open until 5:30 p.m., last collection 8 p.m.

Nebraska

700 R St.
Lincoln, NE 68501
Phone: 402-458-1844
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

1124 Pacific St., Room 107
Omaha, NE 68108
Phone: 402-345-1338
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

5346 S. 136th St.
Omaha, NE 68137
Phone: 402-891-9033
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

Nevada

1001 E. Sunset Road, Unit 1001
Las Vegas, NV 89199
Phone: 702-361-9472
Open until 9 p.m., last collection at 9 p.m.

7271 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: 702-263-7132
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

2000 Vassar St.
Reno, NV 89510
Phone: 775-788-0729
Open until 5:30 p.m., last collection at 9 p.m.

New Hampshire

955 Goffs Falls Road, Suite 998
Manchester, NH 03103
Phone: 603-626-6887
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

New Jersey

2 Federal Square
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-693-5231
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

570 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ 07002
Phone: 201-339-2029
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

400 N. Wood Ave., Suite A
Linden, NJ 07036
Phone: 908-925-8836
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 5:30 p.m.

60 Main St.
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Phone: 732-634-4985
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

New Mexico

1135 Broadway Blvd. NE, Suite 180
Albuquerque, NM 87101
Phone: 505-346-8053
Open until 5:30 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

New York

New York City Area

90 Church St., Floor 1
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-330-5001
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

421 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-330-3296
Open until 10 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

450 Lexington Ave., Floor 2
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-330-5724
Open until 9 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

909 Third Ave., OFC
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-330-5508
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

558 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: 718-402-3430
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

271 Cadman Plaza E., Suite 2
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-855-0912
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

4165 Main St., Suite 1
Flushing, NY 11355
Phone: 718-321-6893
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

Albany

1425 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518-458-7217
Open until 8 p.m., last collection 8 p.m.

30 Karner Road
Albany, NY 12288
Phone: 518-452-2326
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

Buffalo

125 Galleria Drive
Buffalo, NY 14225
Phone: 716-681-0566
Open until 5 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

West New York

1335 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14692
Phone: 585-272-5953
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

5640 E. Taft Road
Syracuse, NY 13220
Phone: 315-452-3501
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

North Carolina

9920 Silas Creek Parkway, Suite 500
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Phone: 336-668-1375
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

North Dakota

657 Second Ave. N., Room 104
Fargo, ND 58102
Phone: 701-241-6115
Open until 5:30 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

1455 32nd St. S.
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: 701-353-6048
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

Ohio

Columbus

2323 Citygate Drive
Columbus, OH 43218
Phone: 614-472-0632
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

850 Twin Rivers Drive
Columbus, OH 43216
Phone: 614-469-4232
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

Cleveland

5801 Postal Road
Cleveland, OH 44181
Phone: 216-433-4023
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

2400 Orange Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44101
Phone: 216-443-4732
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

Cincinnati

1623 Dalton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45234
Phone: 513-684-5009
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

Oklahoma

6500 Air Cargo Road, Suite.B
Oklahoma City, OK 73195
Phone: 405-815-2632
Open until 11 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

305 NW Fifth St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: 405-232-2198
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

2161 N. Cargo Road, Suite A
Tulsa, OK 74115
Phone: 918-834-6086
Open until 9 p.m., last collection at 10:30 p.m.

Oregon

715 NW Hoyt St.
Portland, OR 97208
Phone: 503-294-2399
Open until 6:30 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

7640 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97238
Phone: 503-335-7918
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

Pennsylvania

1425 Crooked Hill Road
Harrisburg, PA 17107
Phone: 717-257-2301
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

1400 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA 17604
Phone: 717-396-6925
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7:15 p.m.

17 S. Commerce Way
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Phone: 610-882-3247
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

Pittsburgh

1001 California Ave., Room 1002
Pittsburgh, PA 15290
Phone: 412-359-7084
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

1936 Park Manor Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15244
Phone: 412-787-9672
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

Philadelphia

3000 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-895-8828
Open until 9 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

622 S Fourth St., Suite 1
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-923-8395
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

Rhode Island

24 Corliss St., Room 100
Providence, RI 02904
Phone: 401-276-8619
Open until 9 p.m., last collection at 9 p.m.

South Carolina

2108 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29205
Phone: 803-733-4630
Open until 4:30 p.m., last collection at 4:30 p.m.

South Dakota

4709 S. Technopolis Drive
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Phone: 605-575-3584
Open until 5:30 p.m., last collection at 5:30 p.m.

5500 W. 41st St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Phone: 605-367-2670
Open until 8:30 p.m., last collection at 5:30 p.m.

500 East Blvd.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 605-394-8617
Open until 5:30 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

Tennessee

6050 Shallowford Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone: 423-499-8294
Open until 6:30 p.m., last collection at 7 p.m.

4233 Louis Carruthers Drive
Memphis, TN 38130
Phone: 901-332-6580
Open until 10 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

525 Royal Parkway
Nashville, TN 37229
Phone: 615-872-5749
Open until 9 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

Texas

8225 Cross Park Drive
Austin, TX 78710
Phone: 512-342-1259
Open until 5:30 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

401 Tom Landry Highway
Dallas, TX 75260
Phone: 214-760-4545
Open until 10 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

2200 W. 32nd St.
Dallas, TX 75261
Phone: 972-453-3372
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

1500 Hadley St.
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-739-0013
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

8401 Boeing Drive
El Paso, TX 79910
Phone: 915-780-7525
Open until 6:30 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

10250 John Saunders Road
San Antonio, TX 78246
Phone: 210-828-0267
Open until 10 p.m., last collection at 6:45 p.m.

Utah

1760 W. 2100 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84199
Phone: 801-974-2332
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 8:15 p.m.

Vermont

11 Elmwood Ave., Lobby
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: 802-863-6033
Open until 5 p.m., last collection at 5:30 p.m.

Virginia

8409 Lee Highway
Merrifield, VA 22116
Phone: 703-698-6356
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

Washington

4001 S. Pine St.
Tacoma, WA 98413
Phone: 253-471-5384
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 8:30 p.m.

225 Andover Park W.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Phone: 206-244-9592
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

3910 N. Crestline St.
Spokane, WA 99207
Phone: 509-482-4835
Open until 5:30 p.m., last collection at 5 p.m.

Washington, D.C.,

2 Massachusetts Ave. NE.
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-636-1259
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 6:30 p.m.

West Virginia

1002 Lee St. E.
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-561-1000
Open until 6 p.m., last collection at 6 p.m.

Wisconsin

3902 Milwaukee St.
Madison, WI 53714
Phone: 608-246-1228
Open until 7 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

345 W. Saint Paul Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: 414-270-2308
Open until 8 p.m., last collection at 8 p.m.

5500 S. Howell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Phone: 414-481-0272
Open until 10 p.m., last collection at 6:30 p.m.

Wyoming

Most Wyoming post offices close by 5:30 p.m. Aim to have your tax return sent as soon as possible.

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