Have you been wondering why April 15 falls on a weekday (Friday) this year and does not fall on any major holiday (you can think of) but all publications show Tax Day for individuals on April 18, 2016 for tax year 2015 instead of the 15th?
Here is the reason: The regular tax return filing deadline is April 15. However, due to the Washington D.C. Emancipation Day holiday being observed on April 15 instead of April 16, 2016, Tax Day is on the following Monday.
So procrastinators, you get an extra couple of days. I am not sure if I am happy or sad about that. I wish I did not know and then I’d ensure everything would be done by the 15th. I will try to pretend it still is and then have a nice weekend.