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When Is the Last Day You Can Send in Federal Income Tax Forms

When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?

The deadline for sending in federal income tax forms is typically April 15th of each year. This date is commonly referred to as "Tax Day." However, there are a few exceptions and additional details to be aware of:

  • Weekend or Holiday: If April 15th falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday recognized by the IRS, the tax filing deadline is automatically extended to the next business day. This extension gives taxpayers an extra day or two to file their federal income tax forms.
  • Emancipation Day: In some years, April 15th coincides with Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia. Emancipation Day is observed on April 16th, but if it falls on April 15th, the tax deadline is further extended to the next business day.
  • Deadline Extensions: The IRS may announce deadline extensions in certain situations. This can happen due to unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters that may disrupt the normal operations of the IRS or taxpayers' ability to file their taxes. In such cases, the IRS typically issues official announcements specifying the extended deadline.

It's essential to stay updated with the IRS announcements and consult the official IRS website or a tax professional to confirm the specific tax filing deadline for a given tax year. This ensures that you have accurate information and can meet the deadline for sending in your federal income tax forms.