April 16th, 2012

IRS Tax Filing Deadline is Tuesday, April 17 this Year

Federal 1040 Tax DeadlineIf you haven’t heard by now, the deadline for filing Federal and state tax returns is tomorrow, April 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm. So you may have one more day than you expected. This year, the IRS has pushed out the deadline by two calendar days because April 15 is a Sunday and April 16 is Emancipation Day — a public holiday in the District of Columbia.

So, you have until midnight Tuesday. Year 2011 returns must be post-marked or e-filed by that time, unless you file for an extension. If you do get an extension, be aware that you still have to pay all taxes owed by the deadline. Submitting Form 4868 (Application for Automatic Extension of Time), can give you more time to file your Fed tax return, but it does NOT extend the time to pay. Also, if you need an extension, you may have to file a separate extension request for your state returns.