Four Bay Area post offices are staying open late tonight to accommodate those who are mailing in their tax returns just before the midnight deadline on Monday, Apr. 18. Local post offices in Half Moon Bay, Montara, Moss Beach and El Granada will keep their regular hours and will close at 5 p.m. on Monday.
Today is the last day to file federal and state tax returns from 2010, and although more people are now filing their taxes online, the U.S. Postal Service is making sure last-minute filers have opportunities to send the returns through the mail.
The Redwood City Main Post Office is staying open until 7 p.m. Monday, and three other Bay Area post offices are offering curbside drop off until late Monday, according to the postal service.
The post office near San Francisco International Airport, at 660 West Field Road, will allow curbside drop-offs until midnight. Post offices at 1300 Evans Ave. in San Francisco and 1150 N. McDowell Blvd. in Petaluma will offer the curbside service until 10 p.m.
All other Bay Area post offices will be open during their normal hours. The hours of operation for individual post offices can be found by visiting www.usps.com or calling (800) ASK-USPS.
-- Bay City News