By Nathan Vinson, Attorney
English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP
Tax Day is a day that we know you celebrate with great abandon. Right?
If you do in fact go all out for Tax Day, this year, you’ll need to move your Tax Day celebrations to April 18. Traditionally, Tax Day is April 15. In some circumstances, it is moved back a few days to accommodate a holiday. This year, Tax Day is April 18 because of Emancipation Day, which is a holiday in Washington, D.C. that marks the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the nation’s capital. It is celebrated annually on April 16. Because that date falls on a Saturday, Emancipation Day will be officially celebrated on April 15 this year, shutting down city offices.
Tax Day is also moved when April 15 falls on a Saturday or Sunday. It is then moved to the following Monday.