There’s good news for those who prefer to wait until the last minute to file their federal taxes: You have three extra days this year.
Federal income tax returns are due April 18. April 15 falls on a Saturday, and Emancipation Day is on April 17, a legal holiday for the District of Columbia.
But if even if you’re an early bird, don’t expect to get that refund money as fast as you have in previous years. A federal law that took effect this year requires the Internal Revenue Service to hold any refunds until Feb. 15 for taxpayers who claimed certain credits – the Earned Income Tax Credit or an Additional Child Tax Credit.