The Richmond Post Office will extend its hours at the Main Post Office to accommodate last-minute tax filers. On Tuesday, April 15, the retail window at 1801 Brook Road location will remain open until 8 p.m. to give customers an extra three hours to purchase stamps and services and to receive the April 15 postmark. This is the only location in the Richmond District which will provide this service past normal closing time. (The Richmond District encompasses all ZIP code locations in Virginia which begin with the following 3-digits: 224, 225, 228, 229, 230-232, 233-239 and 244.)
Postal employees will remain available in the parking lot and at the Self-Service Kiosk to assist with the Kiosk and to accept and postmark mail until 8 p.m. (Customers are reminded that they must use a debit or credit card at the Kiosk: there is no machine available which accepts cash payments.)
Tax returns should be dropped in collection boxes outside the Main Post Office, handed to an employee or placed in the Self-Service Kiosk drop box prior to 8 p.m. to ensure their returns get the April 15 postmark.
Tax returns requiring a postmark which bear PC Postage or Self-Service Kiosk postage must be entered into the mail stream before 8 p.m. in order to receive the April 15 postmark at the Richmond Processing and Distribution Center.
Postage labels printed on April 15 for items mailed at the Self-Service Kiosk will show the April 15 date of sale. This is not the same as a postmark and does not constitute proof of mailing. This is also true of "PC Postage" printed via the Click-N-ShipTM application online. Those items must be presented at a retail window or deposited by the last collection time to receive the April 15 cancellation.
Taxpayers are encouraged to avoid waiting until the last minute because only the Richmond Main Office will have extended hours and extra collections. Customers can check locations, hours of operations and last collection times by visiting www.usps.com or by calling 1-800-ASK-USPS.