There's great news for last minute tax filers! You'll have a few extra days to file your taxes this year...thanks to a little known Washington D.C. holiday called Emancipation Day, which celebrates the freeing of slaves in the district.
Emancipation Day falls on Monday, April 16 and since the tax code says that filing deadlines can't fall on Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays, that means your tax filing isn't due until Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
Albert Einstein once noted that, "The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." And with all the changes that happen in the tax code each year, it's easy to see why he said so! If you have any questions about your taxes, your best bet is to talk to a CPA or tax professional. Let me know if I can refer someone to you, or if I can answer any questions at all that you may have about your mortgage. I'm always happy to help you however I can in achieving your short- and long-term financial goals.