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Good news, procrastinators: Tax deadline pushed to Tuesday

3 months 1 week 5 days ago Friday, April 14 2017 Apr 14, 2017 April 14, 2017 6:59 AM April 14, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Don't freak out if you haven't finished your taxes. The IRS is giving last-minute filers a reprieve until Tuesday.

The usual April 15 deadline falls on Saturday this year. That would normally push the deadline to Monday. But Monday is a holiday in the District of Columbia, so by law, the filing deadline is extended until Tuesday.

Monday is Emancipation Day in the nation's capital. It marks the day in 1862 in which 3,100 slaves living in the capital were freed.

All the states that usually have an April 15 deadline have delayed their filing dates as well. A handful of states, including Louisiana, have later deadlines for state taxes.

The 2016 Louisiana State Tax deadline is May 15.

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