Postal Service releases list of post offices, evening closing times on Tax Day

Posted at 1:31 PM, Apr 13, 2017

The 2017 tax filing deadline although extended is right around the corner. U.S. Post Offices will be open for last minute tax filers Tuesday, April 18.

Below is a listing of post offices in the Tampa area that will be open later than 5 p.m. on tax filing day.

Construction surrounding the Tampa International Airport could cause traffic delays at the Tampa Main Post Office at 3501 Bessie Coleman Blvd. in Tampa.

Airport authorities will be on hand to direct traffic from 4 p.m. until midnight Tuesday.

For the convenience of customers, U.S. Postal Service employees will be collecting mail at the intersection of the Spruce Street exit and in front of the blue collection boxes in the Tampa Main Post Office parking lot. This eliminates the need for customers to exit their vehicles.

Although April 15 is typically annual tax filing day in the United States, this year that date falls on a Saturday. And with the observance of the Washington D.C. Emancipation Day holiday on Monday, April 17, Tax Day was delayed until Tuesday, April 18. 

The IRS accepts the first-class postmark as proof of filing by April 18. The Postal Service provides these tips for income tax filers mailing returns:

  • If filing on April 18, mail early in the day at any Post Office.  Be sure to verify Post Office hours of operation.
  • If depositing returns in a collection box on April 18, double-check the pick-up schedule on the collection box. To ensure getting the April 18 postmark, deposit returns before the last scheduled pick-up time.
  • Affix the correct postage. Some returns include many forms and require additional postage. IRS does not pay postage due and will return items to sender.
  • When possible, use the envelope provided by the IRS and be sure to include a return address. If the envelope provided by the IRS is unavailable, be sure to verify the IRS address where returns should be mailed.

The following Post Offices in the Tampa area will be open after 5 p.m. Tuesday:






Tampa Main Office (Airport)

10:00 pm

3501 Bessie Coleman Blvd.

Tampa Carrollwood

7:00 pm

12651 N Dale Mabry Hwy.

St. Petersburg Main Office

7:00 pm

3135 1st Ave N.

Spring Hill

7:00 pm

8501 Philatelic Dr.

Southside Postal Store

6:30 pm

6000 S Florida Ave.

Tampa Forest Hills

6:00 pm

11800 N Florida Ave.

Tampa Hilldale

6:00 pm

3201 W Hillsborough Ave.

Tampa Peninsula

6:00 pm

1002 S Church Ave.

Tampa Town N Country

6:00 pm

7521 Paula Dr.

Tampa Temple Terrace

6:00 pm

8761 N 56th St.

Pinellas Park

6:00 pm

5260 78th Ave N.

Winter Haven

6:00 pm

111 W Central Ave.

St. Petersburg Crossroads

5:30 pm

1275 66th St N.

St. Petersburg Gateway Mall

5:30 pm

701 77th Ave N.


5:30 pm

50 8th Ave SW.

New Tampa

5:30 pm

16350 Bruce B Downs Blvd.

Tampa Commerce

5:30 pm

401 N Ashley Dr.


5:30 pm

2800 Lakeland Hills Blvd.