Feb 14, 2011

IRS Tax Deadline is April 18 This Year

Good news for procrastinators everywhere: The IRS has announced that you'll have until April 18, 2011 to file your federal income tax returns for tax year 2010 (instead of the typical April 15 deadline).

That's because Emancipation Day -- a holiday observed in Washington, D.C. -- falls on April 15 this year, which is a Friday. And since any D.C. holiday affects tax deadlines the same way that a federal holiday would, this year's deadline for filing your federal returns is moved to Monday, April 18th.

This year's brief grace period also means that if you request an extension to file your 2011 return, you'll have until October 17, 2011 to file. But don't forget, an extension to file isn't the same as an extension to pay.