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When Are Taxes Due? April 17, 2012

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The IRS always requires that taxes be filed on April 15th unless April 15th is a Saturday, Sunday, or federal holiday. This happens a lot more than you would think. In 2011, tax day was pushed to April 18th. April 15th, 2011 was a Friday and Emancipation Day was observed in Washington D.C. that Friday. Since the next two days were Saturday and Sunday, it was pushed to Monday the 18th. It was the 15th for 2008, 2009 and 2010 but was pushed to the 17th for 2006 and 2007.

So what about this year? Taxes are due on April 17th, 2012. April 15th is a Sunday this year and Emancipation Day will be observed the next day, the 16th, so taxes will need to be mailed by the 17th. Two extra days is better than no extra days!

Unfortunately, this also means that taxes will be due on April 15th for the next few years. 🙁

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7 Responses to “When Are Taxes Due? April 17, 2012”

  1. Just two more days for us to procrastinate!

  2. I am going to make a conscious effort to get my taxes done well before April 17th. I say that every year but somehow end up getting them done in the nick of time.

    Since we typically get a refund, I think the IRS probably appreciates us making use of the extra couple of days that they extend to us.

    • Camie says:

      I did mine after April 17. Does that mean I won’t get nothing? I had to file a second time dude. The first time it said that the IRS didn’t accept it. So i REfiled. I don’t know what’s going on. ah well.

  3. David S says:

    I have never understood why MOST people put off filling their taxes until the last day. In the case of being owed a refund you should want to be able to file your taxes ASAP so that you can start receiving interest on that money. Now if you owe taxes (but are still hitting a safe-harbor) then of course you would procrastinate until the 17th and then mail in a check allowing you to have that tax money earn interest for you as long as possible. So either a LOT of people owe taxes on the 17th or they are skipping out on the interest.

    • Kaylissa says:

      Nor do I understand. I usually have to pay and I file just as soon as all my information is available just so I don’t have that sword hanging over my head. The little bit of interest lost is inconsequential/negligible.

      I’d rather be able to sleep at night without the stress of procrastinating.

  4. Forrest says:

    “I have never understood why MOST people put off filling their taxes until the last day.”

    I suppose you are the type of person who looks forward to visiting the dentist, getting colon examination, and seeking out traffic jams as well.

    The point is that many people wait till the last minute for filing taxes is because it is a very distasteful and arduous task to complete.

    You may feel proud of yourself for getting your taxes in, but you fail miserably in understanding what motivates people. Your superior attitude tells a lot about yourself.

  5. Camie says:

    Am I going to get my refund check or not. I already had to re-file a second time. What in the world is going on? How can i look to see how much i’m getting back? i forgot. i know i filed, just didn’t write down how much i was getting back. i need the amount to be able to find out whether or not my refund is going to be here soon or not.

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