When April 15 falls on a weekend or holiday, as it does this year and did last year, the IRS cuts you a break and gives you until the next business day to file your taxes. That means tax procrastinators won’t have to file until April 17, giving them two extra, frantic days to delay the inevitable.
As the AP notes, the traditional tax deadline of April 15 falls on a Sunday this year. April 16 is Emancipation Day — a D.C. commemoration of the freeing of the slaves — so Monday the 17th is when you’ll finally have to get your taxes done.
If you’ll need more time than that, you can file for a six-month extension with this form (PDF).
Tax filing deadline extended to April 17 [AP via MSN Money]