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Your taxes aren’t due today

This year, the deadline to file tax returns isn’t until April 18 — and in Massachusetts, it’s not until April 19.
This year, the deadline to file tax returns isn’t until April 18 — and in Massachusetts, it’s not until April 19.Shutterstock

Procrastinators, take note: you can put off filing your taxes a few days longer.

Though the last day to file your taxes is usually April 15, this year the deadline isn’t until April 18 — and in Massachusetts, it’s not until April 19.

That’s because Emancipation Day, a holiday celebrated in Washington, D.C., falls on a weekend day — April 16 — which means the government observes it on Friday, April 15. Since government workers have the day off, the deadline for tax returns is pushed to until Monday, April 18, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

And since Maine and Massachusetts observe Patriots Day on April 18, we have until Tuesday, April 19 to file, according to the IRS.

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In order to meet the deadline, your envelope should be properly addressed and postmarked by the due date, the agency says.