IRS Sets April 18 as Tax Deadline for 2023

October 31, 2022

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.