When are Taxes Due in 2017?

When are Taxes Due in 2017?

Similar to 2016, the federal tax return deadline of 2017 will not be the 15th of April. Understanding when taxes are due in 2017 is important for those filing for them. Now, keep in mind that personal income tax as well as federal tax payments for 2016 should be submitted by the 18th of April, 2017. 

Traditional Deadlines

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Traditionally, taxes are due on the 15th of April. However, this year the IRS has extended the deadline because it is a public holiday. This is complying with the federal code which explains that when there is a due date for doing an act for any tax purposes such as paying taxes or filing a return, for instance, falls on a legal holiday, Saturday or Sunday, the due date will be extended until the upcoming day of business.

This year, 2017, the 15th of April was a Saturday. Therefore, the taxes were pushed back to be paid on Monday, the following business day. However, Monday just happened to be the 17th, which is Emancipation Day; therefore, taxes are due on the 18th.

What about 2018?

Because of all the reasons mentioned above, taxes in 2018 have to be filed on the 16th of April. Why? Well, the 15th is a Sunday so it's been pushed back to the following business day - Monday. It’s as simple as that.

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Keep in mind that filing your tax returns and paying up your taxes on time is very important. However, there are certain situations in which you might be able to get an extension for your taxes. This is something that you might want to account for when it comes to it if you are actually qualifying for this.

  • Form 4868 will provide you a few extra months when it comes to filing the paperwork. However, this doesn’t extend the deadline for actually paying up the taxes which are already due.

In any case, it’s important to ensure that everything is handled perfectly to avoid any complications.

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