The last day to file taxes in 2018 isn’t April 15. Here’s why

It’s a good year for those who leave their taxes to the last minute. You’re getting a two-day reprieve.

Everyone’s default assumption is that April 15 is the tax filing deadline. But the actual deadline this year is Tuesday, April 17.

Here’s why: April 15 falls on a weekend. When that happens, the official filing deadline is the Monday following.

But Monday, April 16 is Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia. It marks the day that President Abraham Lincoln...

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