Today is April 15 but it isn’t Tax Day. The deadline for filing your 2015 taxes is actually Monday, April 18. That’s good news if you’ve been procrastinating because you get a few more days!
The reason for the deadline being moved is because today is Emancipation Day in Washington DC. Emancipation Day is a holiday in marking the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act, which president Abraham Lincoln signed on April 16, 1862. Normally it is held on April 16th, but being a Saturday this year it is being observed on April 15. Government employees in DC enjoy the day off today, including those at the IRS. The filing deadline had to be moved to the next business day – April 18.