Taxpayers have until Tuesday, April 17, to file their 2011 tax returns and pay any tax due because April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Monday, April 16. Federal law states District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way as federal holidays. The good news is that all taxpayers have two extra days to file this year. Taxpayers seeking a deadline extension still have until Oct. 15 to file their 2012 tax returns.
The IRS expects to receive more than 144 million individual tax returns this year, with most of those being filed by the April 17 deadline.
Between the IRS extension and the added Leap Year day, this has truly been one of the longest tax seasons ever!