Tax Deadline Extended This Year
My first blog of 2012 is about one of my least favorite things…. taxes. (That’s a picture of my cat “helping” me organize my tax papers last year.) Every year I (and my cat) dread April 15th. But not this year.
This year you’ll have a couple extra days to file your return. The Internal Revenue Service announced today it’s pushing back the deadline from April 15th to April 17th. How come? The normal deadline falls on a Sunday, and the following day is Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until October 15th to file.
The IRS says it expects more than 144 million individual tax returns to be filed this year. It also announced improvements to its website, IRS.gov, that include new navigation features and an interactive video.
So you have two extra days to get your act together. And if you’re a serious procrastinator, you really have a third extra day to put off doing your taxes this year: February 29th, because this is a leap year.