The Internal Revenue Service has announced that taxpayers have until April 17, 2012 to file their 2011 individual income tax returns and pay any tax due.
The extension of the 2012 tax filing season is due to the fact that April 15th falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day, a Washington D.C. holiday, falls on Monday, April 16th.
According to federal law, District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do, therefore, taxpayers will have two additional days to file their 2011 federal tax returns or extensions.
Taxpayers who extend their 2011 federal tax return will have until October 15, 2012 to file their return. However, keep in mind that any tax due must be paid on or before April 17, 2012.
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