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...