Tax procrastinators rejoice! Once again, the Washington D.C. specific holiday of Emancipation Day will buy the entire country a bit more time to file their taxes this year. The usual April 15th deadline falls on a Sunday, with Emancipation Day on the following Monday. Therefore, the IRS has announced that 2011 taxes are due on Tuesday, April 17th.
However, if you are truly a tax procrastinator, you won’t get the benefit of those two extra days. Those filing for a six month extension will still have to file their return by October 15, 2012.
Of course, there is also the diligent group who wish to file as early as possible, in many cases motivated by the expectation of a large return. For these individuals, e-filing is available beginning January 17th.