Metro Detroit post offices not extending hours for Tax Day

Posted at 3:50 PM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 15:50:05-04

Tax Day is Tuesday and the U.S. Postal Service wants people to know they will not be extending hours for people mailing their taxes.

According to the USPS, there were several locations in metro Detroit that used to stay open until midnight on tax day in previous years, but that will not be the case this year.

Those locations include:

  • Detroit Main Post Office - 1401 W. Fort St. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Redford Branch, 12245 Beech Daly Rd. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Royal Oak Main - 200 W. 2nd St. - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Southfield - 22200 W. 11 Mile Rd. - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The reason they aren't staying open late is because many customers file electronically.

If you are mailing a paper return, the IRS offers these suggestions:

  • Use the peel-off label. You can make necessary corrections right on the label. If you do not have a peel-off label, fill in all requested information clearly, including the Social Security numbers.
  • Never send cash.
    If you file on paper, you can enclose your payment with your return but do not staple it to the form.
  • If you pay by check or money order, make sure it is payable to the “United States Treasury.”
  • Always provide on the front of your check or money order your correct name, address, Social Security number listed on the tax form, daytime telephone number, tax year and form number.
  • Complete and include Form 1040-V, Payment Voucher, when mailing your payment to the IRS. Double-check the IRS mailing address. This will help the IRS process your payment accurately and efficiently.