Your iPhone calendar is wrong: Tax Day is not April 15 this year!


Good news if you thought Tax Day was this Friday. You’ve got a reprieve until Monday, April 18 to get your taxes filed thanks to a little-known federal holiday!

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Emancipation Day is pushing the tax deadline back

We’re all trained to think of April 15 as the deadline for filing taxes. But there’s a holiday called Emancipation Day that falls on Saturday, April 16 this year. The holiday is observed in Washington, D.C., which happens to be where the IRS is headquartered. Because April 16 is a weekend, the holiday is actually being observed on Friday. So the IRS is closed for business on April 15. That means taxes aren’t due until the next business day — April 18!

What exactly is Emancipation Day? Here’s an explanation from the official site of the District of Columbia:

‘The DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862 ended slavery in Washington, DC, freed 3,100 individuals, reimbursed those who had legally owned them and offered the newly freed women and men money to emigrate. It is this legislation, and the courage and struggle of those who fought to make it a reality, that we commemorate every April 16, DC Emancipation Day.’

Some iPhone users have reportedly been confused by their calendars because April 15 is showing up as Tax Day. So the moral of the story is…don’t trust everything your smartphone tells you! 

Don’t fall for this iPhone hoax that also involves your calendar!

New hoax will render your iPhone unusableApple is a child of the ’70s, but there’s a new hoax that aims to get you to reset your phone to its supposed birthday of Jan. 1, 1970. Don’t do it; the hoax will only bring you heartache.

The tech giant wasn’t formed until 1976, but there’s a screenshot circulating around the Internet that tells you to ‘…relive the magic on your iPhone. Change the date on your iPhone to January 1, 1970, press and hold the power button to reboot your device, and prepare for a wild ride!’

That ‘wild ride’ will actually brick your device and prevent it from booting up, according to U.K. newspaper The Guardian. The following models are at risk:

  • iPhones from 5S on up
  • the iPad Air
  • iPad mini 2
  • 2015 sixth generation iPod touch or newer

Worse yet, even taking your device into an Apple store reportedly won’t deliver a fix! So be careful out there!


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