NATIONAL TAX DAY
The 2022 Federal Tax deadline is Monday, April 18th.
April 15th of each year is National Tax Day. In the United States, the term “tax day” refers to the day on which individual income tax returns are due to the federal government. The day may also refer to April 15th for state tax returns.
The Federal income tax filing deadline is midnight on April 15th of every year, with extensions occurring when the 15th lands on a Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday. In those circumstances, the returns are due the first succeeding day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday.
These dates can differ depending on the residence as well. Some years, due to extenuating circumstances such as natural disasters, more significant extensions have been granted by the Federal Government.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalTaxDay
- Complete and file your taxes.
- Quote Benjamin Franklin: Nothing is certain but death, and taxes.
- Save a copy of your tax return in a safe place.
- Give a shout-out to your tax preparer.
- Use #NationalTaxDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL TAX DAY HISTORY
Income tax was first collected in The United States in 1862 to fund the Civil War. It was deemed unconstitutional due to not being apportioned with conformity across the states. Once again, the United States enacted income tax with the 16th Amendment in 1913. At that time, the filing deadline was March 1. In 1918 the deadline was changed to March 15, and then in 1955, for the most recent change, the filing deadline was moved to April 15th. The day has come to be known as Tax Day.
Q. What is the full quote by Benjamin Franklin?
A. A. Following the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter to French scientist Jean-Baptiste Le Roy: “Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.”
Q. I need an extension to file my taxes. What form to I use?
A. Visit irs.gov for a complete list of forms to request an extension.