Friday, April 15, 2011

Don’t forget to file your taxes by Monday, April 18th

It’s the time of the year that few people look forward to—tax time.  For everyone lucky enough to be getting a refund this year, stop by Anthropologie or Free People to buy some new outfits for the summer!

Before you rush to file your taxes today, remember that you actually have three more days to get your forms turned in to the tax man.

Instead of being due on April 15, which is typically the filing deadline, your taxes are due Mon., April 18 this year.

The three bonus days come thanks to Emancipation Day, a little-known Washington, D.C., holiday that celebrates the freeing of slaves in the district.

Emancipation Day falls on Sat., April 16, but it is observed in D.C. on Fri., April 15. That prompted the IRS to extend the tax filing deadline to April 18 this year. Under the tax code, filing deadlines can't fall on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.

Tax Day extended to April 18 - Apr. 15, 2011


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