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Tax Deadline Delayed

Emancipation Day gives filers a little more time



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    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.