Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tax Day - NOT!

Today is April 15 -

Usually this is Tax Day in the U.S. -

But not this year -

This year we get an additional TWO days -

Before our taxes are due -

This year our taxes are due on April 17 -

Because -

If April 15 falls on a Saturday or a Sunday -

Tax Day is observed on the next Monday -

Unless that Monday is a Holiday -

In which case -

It is observed the next working day - Tuesday -

And - this year -

TWO Holidays fall on April 16 -

Emancipation Day -

And -

Patriot’s Day -

So -

This year we had a Leap Day -

And two more days to file our taxes -

And I bet that there are still people out there -

Who will have to extend their tax returns -

Me - I already have my refund - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Reference -

In 1913 Tax Day, or the filing deadline, was fixed on March 1. However, it was moved to March 15 in 1918 and April 15 in 1955, where it has remained since then. If April 15 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a civil holiday, such as Patriot's Day, the deadline is extended to the next working day. An extension due to a holiday may only affect certain states. In 2007, the residents of some states were granted an extension due to the disruption to public life in many areas caused by a huge Nor'easter storm. In some years in Washington DC, Emancipation Day may be the reason to extend the deadline for filing an income tax return (Tax Day). In 2007, the observance Emancipation Day in Washington DC had the effect of nationally extending the 2006 income tax filing deadline from April 16 to April 17. This 2007 date change was not discovered until after many forms went to print.


  1. Yep, me too, Kitty. Received and SPENT :-)

  2. Yesterday I spent part of my refund. First on 3 new tires for my car (the 4th was replaced last fall thanks to a more urgent problem) and then on a quilt shop hop! But I had no idea we had so many extra days. I always file early, so never worry about the actual deadline, but 3 days extra this!

  3. I filed by February 7 because our state has a nasty habit of running out of money and threatening to hold returns for months. No thank you!

  4. Done and done! :o) Don't like that last minute rush feeling.. yuk.

  5. No I did not know that. Amazing what I learn just from reading your blog. lol We file as early as we can so we can get it over with and get our money back.


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