Thanks to a holiday in Washington, DC, this year’s tax deadline has been moved to April 18.
April 16 is Emancipation Day, marking the date in 1862 when then-President Abraham Lincoln signed the bill to end slavery. Because that date is a Saturday this year, officials in DC will take the 15th as a holiday.
And you get three extra days to procrastinate.
The Inquirer reports the IRS expects more than 140 million individual tax returns this year, most by the deadline. Those seeking an extension will have until Oct. 17.