April 15th “Tax Emancipation Day” – 2016 taxes due on April 18th

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?

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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.

Taxes: The root of America’s problems easily solved

Vicki Hyman from NJ.com explains.

Tax Day is April 18 this year, giving us three extra days to prepare our annual fiduciary sacrifice to the Internal Revenue Service. And who do we have to thank? How about Abraham Lincoln? The deadline for filing federal taxes is April 15, unless its fall on a Saturday or Sunday, in which case Tax Day…

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