Tax Day Is Approaching: April 15, 2013

Just a friendly reminder that the IRS Tax filing deadline is quickly approaching, Monday, April 15! Did you know that when the filing deadline was first instituted for individuals it took place on March 1 in 1913 and then was changed to March 15 in 1918 and again to April 15 in 1955. Today, the filing deadline for U.S. federal income tax returns for individuals remains April 15 or, in the event that the 15th falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, the first succeeding day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or holiday.

As many of you are aware, this tax season is actually pretty short this year. Forbes.com recently reported, “Last year, the IRS opened tax season on January 6, 2012, and accepted e-filed returns as early as January 17, 2012. Since April 15, 2012, happened to fall on a Sunday and Emancipation Day in Washington D.C. was celebrated on April 16, 2012, tax season was pushed all of the way out to April 17, 2012. It was also a leap year. With all of those extra days factored in, tax season was officially open for a whopping 102 days.”

As for 2013, we have had a total of just 75 days to file our taxes. Needless to say, the filing deadline for your U.S. individual income tax returns remains April 15, 2013!

 

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