April 17th Deadline For Taxes, 2 Days Later Than Normal

This year’s deadline for filing federal taxes is April 17th, giving slackers two extra days to finish their returns. State taxes may still be due on April 16th.

Normally the date is April 15th, but that falls on a Sunday this year. And April 16th is “Emancipation Day” in the District of Columbia, which celebrates the freeing of the slaves.

While taxpayers can’t expect to ever receive such a manumission, at least the inevitable can be deferred, if only for 48 hours. — BEN POPKEN

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