Good news for taxpayers (and procrastinators) – filing date pushed back to April 17

In case you weren’t aware of it  the IRS has changed the filing date to April 17,2007. It also means you have until April 17 to

  • File for an automatic six-month extension, using Form 4868.
  • Fund your IRA for tax year 2006
  • Make individual estimated tax payment for the first quarter of 2007

According to the IRS:

Taxpayers will have extra time to file and pay because April 15 falls on a Sunday in 2007, and the following day, Monday, April 16, is Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia.

By law, filing and payment deadlines that fall on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday are timely satisfied if met on the next business day. Under a federal statute enacted decades ago, holidays observed in the District of Columbia have an impact nationwide, not just in D.C. Under recently enacted city legislation, April 16 is a holiday in the District of Columbia. The IRS recently became aware of the intersection of the national filing day and the local observance of the new Emancipation Day holiday after most forms and publications for the current tax filing season went to print.

More on IRS website

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