Nobody likes to pay taxes. Maybe that’s why some of us — yes, we’re talking to you — put it off until the last minute.
Here’s everything a last-minute filer needs to know…
We normally equate April 15 with Tax Day. But April 15 falls on a Saturday this year, so you get extra time to do your taxes!
Normally, the deadline for filing taxes would be pushed to the next business day. In this case, that would be Monday, April 17.
Except April 17 is a holiday too!
It’s Emancipation Day, usually celebrated on April 16 to commemorate the end of slavery in the District of Columbia. But because April 16 falls on a Sunday, that delays the celebration by one day.
And since the IRS is headquartered in Washington, D.C., where the celebration is centered, no business is being transacted on that day either.
So now that we’ve established that April 15, April 16 and April 17 are out of the question…what are we left with?
Tuesday, April 18 — that’s the deadline this year to file your taxes. (Still with us after all that? Whew! Good.)
The takeaway is you have three extra days to file your taxes this year!
Here’s everything you need to know as you get ready to settle up with the Tax Man…
Get your taxes done quickly and cheaply
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Let’s get back to basics
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Don’t forget these valuable tax credits!
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- 9 totally legitimate tax deductions for small businesses
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- 5 great tax deductions and credits for retirees
Watch out for these pitfalls
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- 3 ways to stop tax fraud from happening to you
Looking ahead to next year…
- This tool calculates how the Trump tax plan will impact you
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- Records, paperwork and old files: Here’s what to keep and what to toss!
- Year-end giving that also gives YOU a tax write off
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- How to get a personalized refund date for next year’s taxes