Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Extends Its Deadline Till April 18 For Taxpayers

January 5th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
taxJan 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The taxpayers of United States will now get extra three days to file their taxes this year, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials announced the news to the media. The reason for this delay is that, the District of Columbia will have Emancipation Day on April 15 and hence the tax payers will have to wait till April 18 to pay their taxes. IRS says that abiding by the law of nation the local holidays of the capital would impact the tax holidays in the same way the federal holidays do.

Emancipation Day has been observed as a National Holiday since 2005 and the tax payers have a reason to rejoice as they would get a chance to request an extension till October 17 of this year. Internal Revenue Service’s representative for Louisiana and Mississippi, Dee Harris Stepter said that IRS would not mail the tax packages but he notified about the extra three days to the tax payers. The representative said that IRS expects to get more than 140 million tax returns (individual) this year and moist of these would be filed on Monday, after three days of holiday.

IRS says that most of the tax payers can fill the forms after they receive all the documents and statements from banks, employers and other financial institutions. However, owing to some changes in the tax-laws by United States Congress in 2010, some tax payers will have to wait till middle of February to fill out their returns. On the other hand, IRS says that they would declare a specific filing date before February. IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman told a reputed media source that majority of tax-payers majority of tax-payers would be able to file their taxes normally. He also added that IRS would work through the holidays to reprogram their system so that the tax payers have a “smooth tax season”.

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