Tuesday is the day many Americans dread….the deadline to file your taxes.
This year’s deadline is a little later than usual.
April 15th fell on a Saturday and today is Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and under the tax law, legal holidays in the District of Columbia affect the filing deadline across the nation.
Also not the best news for Mississippians filing their taxes…
Data from the IRS and the Census Bureau show the magnolia state is one of bottom three states on average paying the least per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.
For those yet to file…you’re not alone.
Usually this time of year, you get the late filers who owe money because they didn’t want to give their money back. So they’re pretty busy coming in and out. You need to gather everything up and be sure you bring an ID. This year there’s a law that you have to have a current ID. Like your driver’s license, a military ID, passport something to that effect.
– “Judy Clark, Office Manager, Liberty Tax”
Most tax services across the coast plan to keep their doors open later than usual on Tuesday.
Liberty Tax plans to keep their doors open until midnight.