Reminder: Tax Day 2011 Isn’t April 15

Tax day isn’t April 15th this year, and that has nothing to do with a government shutdown. Taxes aren’t actually due until April 18.  While many are used to the normal last-minute rush to get their taxes done before the mid-April deadline, this year things are a bit different. A holiday has pushed the date back a bit, giving taxpayers a few extra days.  The IRS made the announcement back in October.  The delay is caused by Emancipation Day, which generally falls on April 16, but is being observed in on April 15 this year.  The holiday celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the district. According to CNN Money, under the U.S. tax code, deadlines can’t fall on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays, which is way Tax day is pushed to Monday the 18th now.  

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