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Why are people still excited over a tax deadline extension in the year 2011?

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Three extra days is a big deal ... really? Photo by Mike Mergen

HAYYY YOU GUYS! You got a tax extension.

This year, tax day (April 15, if you're a mess) falls on Emancipation Day, which is observed in the District of Columbia. By law, D.C. holidays affect tax deadlines the same way a federal holiday would, so taxes aren't due until Monday, April 18.

An extra three days, and let us tell you, people are EXCITED.

We don't see how a measly three days could make much difference, but here are some tips if you're planning on scrambling for cash come April:

- Buy a lottery ticket — there's nothing to worry about, the winners aren't cursed, or anything.

- Cash4Gold.

- If you're really desperate, fake your own death early in the month and then play it off as an elaborate April Fools joke, not tax fraud. 

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