Taxes, Bloody Taxes

3D illustration of the word TAXES with $100 bill face. From DonkeyHotey on FlickrTax day is normally April 15th, unless it falls on a weekend, so this year, taxpayers got a little extra time to get their taxes done because the 15th was Saturday, yesterday.

One would think that the next working day, Monday, would be the official Tax Day.  But, no, it’s Tuesday, the 18th. It turns out that April 16th is Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia.  Over 3000 slaves were freed on that day in 1862 in the District of Columbia under the Compensated  Emancipation Act.

Of course, since the 16th is on Sunday, the official holiday is Monday.  IRS regulations prohibit the tax filing deadline from falling on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.  I guess this qualifies as the latter as the I.R.S. office is closed on Monday.

I finally got our taxes done earlier today.  I really didn’t wait until the last weekend. It was almost finished at the beginning of the week when I discovered that the TurboTax online version couldn’t do line item modification of forms.  I ended up having to download a PC version of TurboTax!  Then I had to reenter all of the information into it that I had entered into the online version.

But it’s done for another year, though it seems like just a few weeks ago that I did last year’s.  Before ya know it, it’ll be time for doing it again.


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  • Hilary Melton-Butcher Apr 17, 2017

    Hi Mike – glad you got it finished – always a relief … I must do my paperwork shortly too – so I’m prepared. Enjoy the down-time now .. cheers Hilary
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    • Mike Apr 17, 2017

      I know that it worries Karen until it’s done, so I really should get it done earlier — and I have a few times — but, by nature, I procrastinate, but I’m never, ever, late.
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  • Rummuser Apr 17, 2017

    Financial for me is Apr/Mar and last date is June 30. In any case, this year I may be exempt from filing my return due to senior citizen status!
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    • Mike Apr 17, 2017

      There’s no relaxation of the rules here for seniors so far as having to file. However, there are some tax exemptions on pensions and social security, so it’s not all taxed at the same level as actual wages are.
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