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Tax Day deadline is April 17 — here's why

Two things in life you can be 100% sure of: death and taxes. When you’ll take your last gasp is forever up in the air, but the date for filing tax returns is always April 15. Except when it’s not.

Like this year. It’s Tuesday, April 17. Whaaa? The following 2018 timeline tells all.

April 15 is a Sunday. The tax deadline always gets postponed when it lands on a weekend or a legal holiday. Tax Day would typically shift to Monday, April 16. But …

“Relax, gather up your information and get it done,” said one tax expert.

“Relax, gather up your information and get it done,” said one tax expert.

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April 16 is Emancipation Day, marking the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. It’s a legal holiday in Washington, D.C. Under the tax law, legal holidays in D.C. affect the filing deadline across the nation. So …

Staying in is the new going out

April 17 is the deadline for filing 1040s and such. Or to apply for an extension. But don’t blow off doing your taxes, advised New York tax attorney Mel Lippman. “Relax, gather up your information and get it done,” he told the Daily News. BTW — April 15 falls on a Monday next year.

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