Tax Day 2016: Why Your Taxes Are Due April 18 This Year

Tax Day is later than normal this year and we have a holiday to thank for that.

Tax DayThe final date to file taxes with the IRS is April 18 instead of the normal April 15. This is because Emancipation Day will be celebrated on Friday, April 15 in D.C. This delays the tax filing due date to Monday, April 18.

State holidays can also effect when Tax Day occurs, which is the case this year in Massachusetts and Maine as residents celebrate Patriots’ Day on April 18, which further delays the due date to April 19. However, estimated tax payments are still due on April 18, reports USA Today.

The delay of Tax Day actually gives everyone a total of four extra days to file taxes this year when compared to last year. That’s because 2016 is a leap year, which means February had an additional day in it.

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