Tax Day is certainly the most important date to remember on any given year. The tax filing deadline is usually around April 15th. However, the deadline can sometimes be extended to accommodate for holidays or extreme weather.
List of Important Tax Dates
Here is a list of all the important dates related to tax filing for 2016 in chronological order:
January 19, 2016 is the opening of tax season in the United States. This is the first day where you can file or e-file your income tax. There is a very good reason for this, it is because this is the day when the IRS release the final tax forms for the 2015 tax year.
April 18, 2016 is the Tax Filing Deadline in the United States. This is usually the 15th day of the 4th month (April 15th). But in 2016, because of Washington D.C. Emancipation Day holiday on April 15, the deadline to file or e-file your income tax return is extended to Monday April 18th, 2016.
October 17, 2016 is the Tax Filing Extended Deadline. If you have requested a tax filing extension from the IRS. This is your new tax filing deadline for the 2015 tax year. This does not change the tax due date if you owe an amount on your taxes. It only changes the filing date. You still have to estimate and pay your tax dues on April 18, 2016.