Post Office As The Deadline For Filing Rapidly Approaches: Millions Face Monday Deadline To File Tax Returns

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income tax returnCarl Cullenberg of Falmouth drops his son's tax return into the mailbox on April 15, 2016 at the Forest Ave.

Post Office as the deadline for filing rapidly approaches. Gordon Chibroski/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images The traditional April 15 filing deadline was extended because of Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the nation's capital. The holiday commemorates President Abraham Lincoln's signing of Columbia District Compensated Emancipation Act in The act freed more than 3000 enslaved people in the district and compensated their owners.

The Friday holiday moves the tax deadline to the next business day. In Massachusetts and Maine, taxpayers get one more day to file. The deadline there isSo there's Tuesday because Monday is a legal holiday, Patriots' Day, in both states. The holiday commemorates the Revolutionary first battles War in 1775. With more than 5 million returns possible on Monday, the IRS expects millions of tax returns to be filed each day as the tax deadline approaches. More than 150 million tax returns are expected to be filed in As of April 8, almost 82 million refunds have been issued, the IRS said. I'm sure you heard about this. The average refund amount was