Late Income Tax Filers Have Three Post Offices to Drop Off Mail

Tax Filing Deadline April 17, 2012

April 10, 2012 @USPSstamps

OAKLAND — With more people filing income tax returns online, the Bay-Valley District of the Postal Service has scaled back the number of Post Offices that will offer extended hours. The district will have late hours in three strategic locations: Oakland, San Jose and Salinas. As in past tax seasons, however, USPS will provide customers with both timely tax return drop-offs and special services, including Express Mail, Priority Mail, First-Class Mail, Certificate of Mailing, Certified Mail, and Return Receipt.


Reg. Hours

Tax Day Hours

Lobby Hours

Curb-Side Drop Hours



8:30 am - 8:30 pm

8:30 am - 10:00 pm

8:30 am - 10:00 pm

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

1675 7TH Street Oakland, CA 94615


8:30 am - 5:00 pm

8:30 am - 10:00 pm

6:30 am - 10:00 pm

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

1011 Post Drive Salinas, CA 93907


8:30 am - 8:00 pm

8:30 am - 10:00 pm

24 hrs

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

1750 Lundy Avenue San Jose, CA 95101

Express Mail Service
This gets your tax return to many locations the next day guaranteed or your money-back. Express Mail includes online tracking and signature at delivery.
Priority Mail Service
This gets your tax return delivered in an average of 2-3 days. Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation service provides a receipt of mailing for record-keeping purposes and allows the customer to confirm electronically via the web at, or through a toll-free number, 1-800-222-1811, that the mailing was delivered to the IRS.
First-Class Mail Service
Efficient, economical option for mailing your return with the all-important postmark.

Proof of Mailing Services:
These services provide you with peace of mind. You can prove you mailed your tax return, verify that it was delivered or both.

Certificate of Mailing
This receipt shows evidence that you mailed your tax return.
Certified Mail
This receipt proves that you mailed your tax return and gives you online access to verify the date and time of delivery.
Return Receipt
This receipt verifies both mailing and delivery, returning a postcard to you signed by the person who received your package.

Online Services: let’s you use online technology to help you mail your tax returns

From any computer with internet access and a printer, you can print Priority Mail and Express Mail labels for all your tax returns, with or without postage, and save yourself precious time.

Mailing Tips:

  • Affix sufficient postage (the IRS and FTB will not pay postage due). It costs 45 cents for the first ounce; 20 cents for each additional ounce. (One ounce is about four pages)
  • Address the envelope clearly and correctly, including return address, and use correct ZIP Code, if not using pre-addressed envelopes provided by the IRS.
  • If mailing in a collection box, deposit your mail prior to the last scheduled pickup time.

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