Tax deadline is April 18 this year

Tax deadline is April 18 this year

The Internal Revenue Service has given most taxpayers three extra days to file their federal income tax returns this year.

It's April 18 instead of April 15 as the drop-dead day for taxes to be postmarked or electronically filed.

Tax day is generally pushed to the next business day if April 15 falls on a Saturday or Sunday. But this year, tax day is being pushed to April 18 because of a conflict with Emancipation Day, an official public holiday that's observed by the District of Columbia, where the IRS is located.

-- McClatchy Washington Bureau