IRS Sets April 18 as Tax Deadline for 2023
The IRS recently announced that the deadline to file and pay federal income taxes or request an automatic six-month extension will be Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
The standard deadline date, April 15, falls on a Saturday in 2023, and when the deadline falls on a weekend, the IRS moves the deadline to the next business day. But in 2023, the next business day, Monday, April 17, is Emancipation Day, which is a holiday recognized in Washington, D.C., where the IRS is headquartered. Therefore, the federal tax deadline falls to Tuesday, April 18.
Additionally, April 17 is Patriot’s Day, a state holiday in both Maine and Massachusetts. Other states recognize Patriot’s Day, but their tax deadlines are not necessarily affected.