Monday, April 18 is the deadline for filing 2016 federal and state taxes this year. Usually it is April 15, but because it is Emancipation Day in Washington, DC, taxes are due on 4/18. But what time do they have to be filed by?
According to eFile.com, all filings must be completed by midnight on April 18 in order to not be penalized.
The Fiscal Times also reports that April 18 is also “the last day to make a contribution to a traditional IRA, Roth IRA, Health Savings Account (HSA), SEP-IRA or solo 401(k) for the 2015 tax year.”
Tax Day is usually April 15, but because of a Washington, DC specific holiday, this is not the case for 2016. The official government website for the IRS writes:
The filing deadline to submit 2015 tax returns is Monday, April 18, 2016, rather than the traditional April 15 date. Washington, D.C., will celebrate Emancipation Day on that Friday, which pushes the deadline to the following Monday for most of the nation. (Due to Patriots Day, the deadline will be Tuesday, April 19, in Maine and Massachusetts.)
However, if an extension is filed by midnight on April 18, taxes can be filed up until Monday, October 17, 2016.