April 18 Tax Day

April 16, 2011 by USA Post 

April 18 Tax Day, April 15 is usually Tax Day! But this year we have three days to submit our statements and the last day for filing is Monday, April 18.

That’s not too unusual, April happens to fall on a weekend or a federal holiday, then the deadline is pushed back to next business day.

This year, however, April falls on a Friday – a day which is neither a weekend, not a federal holiday.

So what happens?

As a result, Washington, DC, celebrates Emancipation Day, a day before the April Emancipation Day. Emancipation Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Act compensated by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862 that freed the slaves in the District of Columbia.

Emancipation Day was made an official holiday in the District of Columbia in 2005 and, of course, Congress has the day off.

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