It’s a good year for those who leave their taxes to the last minute – you’re getting a two-day reprieve.
Tax-day fell on a weekend (Sunday) which pushes that deadline back, and there’s a holiday in the District of Columbia, where the IRS is headquartered – which is pushing “Tax Day” to Tuesday, April 17th.
April 15th fell on Sunday and when that happens, the official filing deadline is the following Monday; however, Monday, April 16th is Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia, which marks the day which President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act in 1862, freeing over 3,000 slaves in DC.
If you need to contact the IRS TODAY (on Monday) they will have staff available, despite the holiday in the District of Columbia.
If you still aren’t ready to file your taxes by Tuesday, you can file a six-month extension to avoid a late-filing penalty which means you’ll have to have your taxes filed by October 15th, 2018.
(AM1180 Chattooga County Radio)