The IRS has announced that individual taxpayers will get a few extra days to file their 2015 federal income tax returns next year. The deadline for filing 2015 returns for calendar-year individual taxpayers is April 18, 2016. (IRS Revenue Ruling 2015-13)
Normally, the due date for filing returns is April 15, except when that date falls on a weekend or holiday. But Emancipation Day—the day that President Abraham Lincoln signed legislation ending slavery in Washington, D.C.—is April 16 in 2016. When April 16 falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is the observed holiday. This effectively pushes the tax-filing deadline for 2015 returns forward from Friday, April 15, 2016, to Monday, April 18, 2016.
But there’s more: because the state holiday of Patriots Day falls on Monday, April 18, taxpayers in Massachusetts and Maine will have until Tuesday, April 19, 2016, to file their 2015 federal returns.
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