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Tax filing deadline extended to April 17

April 15 is a Sunday and April 16 is a holiday in the District of Columbia, which means taxpayers will have 2 more days to prepare their returns.

By MSN Money Partner Jan 4, 2012 6:59PM

This post is by The Associated Press.


Does the mere mention of April 15 send chills up your spine? Not to worry -- the Internal Revenue Service has postponed this year's deadline for filing federal income taxes until two days later.


The IRS said Wednesday that taxpayers will have until April 17 to file their 2011 returns, thanks to two quirks of the calendar.


April 15 falls on a Sunday this year, and the following day is Emancipation Day, which is observed in the District of Columbia. By federal law, District of Columbia holidays affect tax deadlines the same way federal holidays do, giving taxpayers an extra day.


People requesting an extension will have until Oct. 15 to file.

The IRS says it is expecting more than 144 million individual tax returns to be filed this year.


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Jan 4, 2012 10:56PM
Since its a leap year, don't we all technically get 3 more days to file taxes, not just 2?
Jan 5, 2012 1:12AM
When I want a good screwing, I would rather go to a brothel than to the IRS office !!!
Jan 5, 2012 12:30AM
Since the government monitors communications in this country, I would like to say for the record that I have no problem paying taxes and that my records for the year are always correct.
Jan 5, 2012 1:09AM

Regardless, how many days the federal government extends the deadline date, the working American taxpayer is going to get a royal screwing without any kissing !!!

Jan 4, 2012 11:17PM

Yes, mandatory voting, while ur at it, pay all your taxes, buy your vehicle tabs and pay all the governments fees up front, property taxes, etc. so on and on and on andon, till ur taxed completely out of the country, then come back in as an illegal alien and score all thye government has to offer.


Jan 4, 2012 10:21PM
If, as it is stated by many, 50% of Americans pay no taxes, wouldn't it save the federal government money for them not to file at all?Smile
Jan 5, 2012 12:08PM
IT's probably just another CONGRESSIONAL day OFF. GOD bless the american government. If these FOOLS worked 40 hr work weeks, instead of 15 they'd still find a way to FK something up.
Jan 5, 2012 11:33AM
So, another words, the IRS (D.C.) gets a holiday, so we get one more day to pay the US government for really crappy service.  No wonder nothing ever gets done in Washington DC, they are always taking a holiday or vacation. Get to work you bums.
Jan 4, 2012 11:11PM
Who really cares, if you pay, you pay, 2 days don't mean anything.  If you get a refund, might as well get it quick and spend it, b4 the rush.
Jan 5, 2012 10:35AM
Why is it that every time this notice comes out about the extended due date for income taxes people attack the IRS.  The IRS does not extend the deadline, the Internal Revenue Code calls for the extension.  The IRS is supposed to interpret the law and, generally, does not make the law.  This article should have said that the IRS was announcing that the filing deadline for filing the returns, not that the IRS was extending the deadline as that is blatantly false.
Jan 4, 2012 11:02PM
It goes by the date not by how many days but yes you did get an extra day.
Jan 5, 2012 12:47AM
Paying my taxes has never been a problem for me; however, when my payment includes the payment for the rich, that is when I get angry.  I have so little, they have so much, yet I am expected not to jump through loop holes like them because that is not american, guess what.  They all act like communists anyway, and I believe most government officials are the same way, if they were not, they would change the system, but no, it works better this way for the rich and the rich only, why change when something is working for them.  Until the system changes, things will just continue.  Every few years it is brought up again and again, has anything been done about it, no, no, no, because every congressman and woman, every senator, all presidents now and before know that if the system was changed they wouldn't get the chance to enrich themselves.  They are not serving you, you are serving them.  Get the picture, smell the coffee, do something with your vote.
The new pre tax plan has made it better to drive than to use mass transit.  Drivers not get 240 dollars per month pre tax and mass transit can only get up to 125 dollars pre tax. Wonder who controlls the government (big oil)
Jan 5, 2012 2:47AM
Well if all it takes is a state/district holiday to put off tax day I suggest each and every state immediately declare everyday from April 17th until Dec 31st 2012 a holiday day! Check mate! Protected by the Constutition-States rights!
Jan 5, 2012 6:05AM
I sure hope those extra days gives Obamas staff and his friends enough time to pay all their BACK TAXES!! Some due for many years. Congress gives thesae parasites their power--vote em all out, vote RON PAUL President and the IRS will be gone.
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