BEND, OR -- If you’ve been putting off doing your taxes thinking they are due Friday, you're not alone. April 15 strikes fear in the hearts of many taxpayers, especially the procrastinator.
But, David Tucker with the IRS tells KBND News procrastinators can celebrate, this year. “There’s a holiday called Emancipation day that’s celebrated in Washington D.C." Emancipation Day is April 16, but because that falls on a weekend in 2016, it will be recognized on Friday, April 15. The holiday forces the closure of IRS offices in D.C. Tucker says, “This year people are going to have a few more days to actually do their tax return and file it by Monday, April 18.” Emancipation Day marks the release of 3100 slaves in Washington D.C. by Abraham Lincoln in 1862.
The Oregon Department of Revenue has already processed more than a million tax returns. However, 700,000 Oregonians have yet to file their taxes.