While April 15 is the date most of us know as Tax Day, this year the date for filing your tax return or an extension to file the return has changed.
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While April 15 falls on a Friday, the tax filing due date has been moved to Monday, April 18 for most taxpayers because Saturday is Emancipation Day, a holiday in the District of Columbia, which will be celebrated on Friday.
Government offices will close on Friday for the holidays.
However, if you live in Maine or Massachusetts, you have an extra day — until Tuesday, April 19 — to file because the Patriot’s Day holiday is Monday. Patriot’s Day is a holiday celebrated in these two states on the third Monday in April.
You must file your tax return early next week or request an extension. If you are applying for an extension, you must file your tax return by October 17. If you owe taxes, you must pay that tax bill when you file for the extension.
To get refunds as quickly as possible, the IRS urges taxpayers to electronically file direct deposit information as soon as they have everything they need to file an accurate return.
If the return contains errors or is incomplete, it may require further review which can slow down the tax refund, the agency added.
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