Deadline extended 2 days for filing taxes until April 17

Posted 12 April 2018 at 9:30 am

Press Release, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance

ALBANY – The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminded all taxpayers that they have two extra days to file their federal and state income tax returns this year. The deadline to file and pay any tax due is Tuesday, April 17, rather than the traditional April 15 date.

That’s because April 15 falls on a Sunday this year, and Emancipation Day—a legal holiday in Washington, D.C.—will be observed the next day, which pushes the nation’s filing deadline to April 17. Under the tax law, legal holidays in the District of Columbia affect the filing deadline across the nation.

“We urge taxpayers to use the extra time to carefully review their returns and avoid filing in a rush, which can cause errors that result in processing and refund delays,” said Acting Commissioner Nonie Manion. “Eligible taxpayers can access free tax preparation and filing software on our website to ensure returns are filed accurately and on time.”

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