Emancipation Day is providing you with a little more time to file your taxes.
This year’s tax deadline is tomorrow, April 17th, two days later than the typical April 15th deadline.
That’s because April 15th fell on a Sunday this year, and the IRS recognizes DC holidays -- like Emancipation Day -- like federal holidays, for tax purpose
Emancipation Day commemorates the end of slavery in Washington. This year marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln signing a law, ending slavery in D.C. He signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which abolished slavery, nearly eight months later.