Federal tax filing deadline: Tuesday, April 18
4/13/2017, 7:07 p.m.
Taxpayers get three extra days to file their federal tax returns this year.
Normally, the deadline for filing federal tax returns is April 15, but this year it is Tuesday, April 18.
Why the extra time?
April 15 falls on a Saturday this year. That normally would mean that the deadline would be pushed to April 17. But the District of Columbia, home of the Internal Revenue Service, is celebrating the Emancipation Day holiday on Monday, April 17, because April 16, the day it is usually celebrated, is Sunday.
The result: The deadline to file federal tax returns this year is Tuesday, April 18.
The filing deadline for Virginia tax returns remains the same — Monday, May 1.