If you’ve yet to file you taxes, don’t panic, as you’ve got more time than you think. The deadline to file taxes typically falls on April 15 for everyone whose tax year ends on December 31. This year, however, the deadline to file taxes has been pushed back to the 18 of this month. According to an IRS press release, the date was changed in order to allow for observance of Emancipation Day, which also falls on April 15.
The law states that, in the event that tax day falls on a national Holiday, a Saturday or a Sunday, the official deadline will be moved to the following business day. As the 15 falls on a Friday this year, the closest business day will be Monday, April 18.
The IRS press release also noted that all returns will be considered on time if the enveloped are properly addressed and postmarked prior to the due date.