Would I have a legal right to sue the United States Postal Service? 8 Answers as of April 01, 2013On March 23, I sent a certified letter to the IRS via United States Postal Service. I was given a guarantee date and time of delivery of March 25 at 3pm. The package was not received until today, March 26 at 11am. It was a very important letter regarding an amendment for taxes.
Moore Law Firm | Frederick J. Moore III
No. Unfortunately if you read the fine print there are always exceptions to delivery times and there is actually no absolute "guarantee" on delivery, even when they say that it is guaranteed by tomorrow. I would contact the IRS and see if they received the form and explain your situation.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
David F. Stoddard | David F. Stoddard
I would need to read the contract, if any, that is signed when you send this type mail. If there is no language limiting liability for late delivery, then yes you can sue. You should check to see what the consequences of late delivery is. For example, your tax return is filed when it postmarked, not when it is delivered.
Answer Applies to: South Carolina
Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
Probably not. Was weather a problem? There has been a lot of snow in the Midwest and that may have delayed the shipment. Why didn't you fax the document to the IRS? Why didn't you file earlier? It is unlikely that a court will find the USPS responsible for any penalty you may have because the letter was delivered late.
Answer Applies to: Idaho