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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