With April arriving this week, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that the filing deadline for 2010 tax returns is April 18th, not April 15th. Emancipation Day is observed April 15th in Washington, DC, so most federal offices there will be closed. By law, the tax filing deadline for the nation is moved to the next business day, Monday, April 18.
Here are some tips from IRS spokesman Dan Boone for those who haven't filed yet:
1. Don't miss the filing deadline, especially if you owe taxes. File your tax return or an extension form by April 18 to avoid the late filing penalty. How much could it be? If you owe $1,000 and file late, the penalty could be as much as $250.