As a tax professional, I always get excited to have April 15th fall on a Thursday or Friday. This marks the day when I can stop working weekends. I was excited that April 15th falls on a Friday this year. Well the IRS apparently thinks I should work just one more weekend this year.
The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that taxpayers have until April 18 to file their tax returns. Taxpayers will have until Monday, April 18 to file their 2010 tax returns and pay any tax due because Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Friday, April 15. By law, District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do; therefore, all taxpayers will have three extra days to file this year. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Oct. 17 to file their 2010 tax returns.
Well what’s one more weekend!