April 1, 2016
Most years, the deadline for filing tax returns is April 15th. However, this year the filing deadline has been extended to Monday, April 18, 2016. The federal government, housed in Washington, D.C., will not conduct business on April 15th under observance of Emancipation Day. When the tax deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is pushed to the next day of business.
For most of the nation, the 2015 tax return deadline is Monday, April 18th. In Maine and Massachusetts, the first day of business proceeding Emancipation Day on April 15th is not the following Monday, but instead is Tuesday, April 19th, due to the celebration of Patriots Day.
As the deadline quickly approaches, many taxpayers may not even realize the deadline has been extended this year. Tax professionals advise that although there is a few more days to file, one shouldn't wait until the last minute to complete a return. eTax.com offers simple tax preparation and filing services on the web, so taxpayers can access and complete their return whenever it's most convenient for them.
However, the few extra days can help a taxpayer get organized, should it be necessary to gain additional information or find documents. Taxpayers who expect to owe money have three extra days to secure the funds needed to satisfy the tax bill.
"eTax.com is prepared to handle all customer needs right up until the extended tax deadline, and beyond." explained Paul Stanley of eTax.com. "Even after tax season has passed, eTax.com helps taxpayers prepare for the next year, because it's never too early to start thinking about keeping records and documents for filing the next return."