By the end of every January, mailboxes are filled with envelopes stamped "important tax documents enclosed." These notices mark the official start of tax season. This year, personal income taxes for 2016 are due on Tuesday, April 18th. While that date may seem far off, it is never too early to start preparing.
"Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them," exclaimed Scarlett O'Hara in Margaret Mitchell's classic novel Gone with the Wind. While there may not be a convenient time to file your taxes, there is a deadline nonetheless. This year taxpayers have a few extra days to get their information together. As a result of Emancipation Day being observed on April 15th, the deadline to file 2015 personal income taxes is April 18th.