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.
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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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 !!!
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.
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