WASHINGTON- The IRS announced yesterday that taxpayers have until Monday, April 18 to file their 2010 tax returns and pay any tax due. Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Friday, April 15. By law, District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do; therefore, all taxpayers will have three extra days to file this year. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until October 17 to file. This extension however, still is not an extension to pay taxes.
The IRS also reminded taxpayers impacted by recent tax law changes that using e-fil is the best way to ensure accurate tax returns and will result in getting faster refunds.