Since 2005, Washington D.C. celebrates Emancipation Day on April 16th, the day in 1862 that Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act. Tax day is therefore moved to Monday, April 18th. Why?
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2016 – Are you taxes done yet? If not, you have a three day reprieve as The Federal Government celebrates Emancipation Day on April 15th this year. Meaning, you are given a three day reprieve.
Which does not mean you should be procrastinating even further. And remember true tax emancipation will come with the flat tax politicians keep promising.
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