According to the Internal Revenue Service the added days were added because of the Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls on April 15, so taxpayers will have until April 18.
For those filing an extension, they will have until Oct. 17.
Also, new, this year, some people may need to wait until mid-to late February to file their returns due to the tax law changes enacted by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama.
According to the IRS, some taxpayers – including those who itemize deductions on Form 1040 Schedule A- will need to wait to file. This includes taxpayers impacted by any of three tax provisions and that expired at the end of 2009 and were renewed by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization Job Creation Act of 2010 enacted Dec. 17. Those who need to wait to file include:
*Taxpayers Claiming Itemized Deductions on Schedule A.
*Taxpayers Claiming the Higher Education Tuition and Fees Deduction.
*Taxpayers Claiming the Education Expense Deduction.
The IRS will announce a specific date in the near future when it can start processing the tax returns impacted by the recent tax law changes. Additional information will be available at www.irs.gov