Select postal facilities will be extending mail collection service on April 15 to accommodate last-minute tax filers who want the safety and security of the U.S. Mail to send personal information on tax returns. In the greater Los Angeles area, the following locations will collect stamped mail until midnight for an April 15 postmark:
Los Angeles P&DC
7001 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90001
Retail service: 7 p.m.
Mail collection: midnight Santa Ana P&DC
3101 W. Sunflower Ave.
Santa Ana CA 92799
Retail service: 7 p.m.
Mail collection: midnight Santa Clarita P&DC
28201 Franklin Pkwy.
Santa Clarita CA 91383
Retail service: 5 p.m.
Mail collection: midnight San Bernardino P&DC
1900 W. Redlands Blvd.
San Bernardino CA 92403
Retail service: 7:30 p.m.
Mail collection: midnight
All other mail collection boxes and Post Office mail drops will be collected at their regular posted times on April 15. All Post Office retail lobbies will adhere to their normal business hours. Individual Post Office service hours are available by visiting usps.com, or calling 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777).
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
To help ensure a successful tax season for our customers we offer the following tax mailing tips:
· The Postal Service reminds customers to plan ahead and mail early. If you wait until April 15 to mail your tax returns, be sure to check the collection time posted on mail drops to verify your envelopes will be collected and postmarked on time.
· Ensure proper postage is affixed on your tax returns. The first ounce (about three sheets of paper) on a letter-sized envelope is 49-cents. The first ounce on a larger flat-sized envelope (bigger than 6 1/8 inches X 11 1/2 inches) is 98-cents. Additional ounces are 21-cents each for both size mail pieces.
· Make sure your tax return envelope has the proper IRS or FTB address and ZIP Code.
· Place your return address in the upper left corner of the envelope.
· Customers wanting proof their tax forms are mailed and received should use Certified Mail /Return Receipt service, which is available at your local Post Office during regular business hours.