When the tax deadline falls on the weekend or on a holiday, the filing deadline is automatically extended to the next business day. April 15th is a Sunday this year. April 16th is a holiday. What holiday? Emancipation Day.
The federal government observes holidays recognized by the District of Columbia. Since 2005 Emancipation Day has been an official holiday in the District. The holiday celebrates President Lincoln’s signing the 1862 Act freeing about 3,100 slaves in the District of Columbia.
By Jeff Eischeid