For those procrastinators out there who wait until the very last day - April 15 - to file their taxes, they have a few extra days to play with this year because the tax deadline day is April 18 this year.
Why the extra three days?
The folks in Washington D.C. are celebrating the immensely popular, Emancipation Day today. The holiday typically falls on April 16, but when the 16th falls on a Saturday, the holiday celebration gets pushed back to the preceding Friday.
Why does Emancipation Day push back Tax Day?