Killin' Your Buzz
Why are people still excited over a tax deadline extension in the year 2011?
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.
- 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.