Tax Day 2016 Moved to April 18

It is a procrastinator’s dream come true!  Due to a combination of federal and state holidays, the 2016 tax day has been moved to Monday, April 18.

The change in date is due to the celebration of Emancipation Day, which is the day President Abraham Lincoln signed into law a bill ending slavery in Washington, D.C.  Emancipation Day is typically observed on April 16, which falls on a Saturday this year.  Because it is a federal holiday, it will be celebrated on Friday, April 15. 

To add to the confusion, there is a hiccup with a state holiday observed in Maine and Massachusetts. Patriot’s Day is a statewide legal holiday that’s observed on the third Monday of April.  In 2016, Patriots’ Day will coincide with the altered federal tax deadline.  Therefore, taxpayers in Maine and Massachusetts ONLY will have until Tuesday, April 19, 2016 to file their individual income tax returns.

All that said, just because the tax day has given everyone a bit more time, don’t use it as an excuse to delay.  Your Crosslin & Associates tax team is ready to get to work for you.  Contact your Crosslin tax team member to go ahead and begin the tax return process.  Turn in documents as quickly as possible and make a list of your questions now. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at 615.320.5500.  We appreciate your business!