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Extended Tax Deadline Looms: What Do You Need To Know?

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This year’s traditional tax deadline of April 15 fell on a Saturday. And that gave most Americans a few extra days to file their taxes. They also received an extra day because Monday, April 17, was Emancipation Day, a federal holiday in the District of Columbia, which pushed the tax deadline another day to the eighteenth.


Yet, even with the extra time, some taxpayers still aren’t ready for the official midnight deadline.

Doug Talmage, with the accounting firm Pohlman and Talmage in Dayton, says anyone needing extra time can file an extension. But, he says, taxpayers who expect to owe the IRS still need to pay. Penalties go into effect after April 18.

“The extension only gives you an extension of time to file your return - it’s not an extension to pay, so you have to do your best to try and estimate if you might owe and make a payment. Otherwise, you will have a late penalty,” he says.

Talmage says IRS penalties increase the longer taxes remain unpaid.

Americans have been paying taxes since 1913, when Congress passed the 16th Amendment. Before that date, the federal government raised revenue by levying tariffs on imported and exported goods.



Jerry began volunteering at WYSO in 1991 and hosting Sunday night's Alpha Rhythms in 1992. He joined the YSO staff in 2007 as Morning Edition Host, then All Things Considered. He's hosted Sunday morning's WYSO Weekend since 2008 and produced several radio dramas and specials . In 2009 Jerry received the Best Feature award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., and was named the 2023 winner of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Best Anchor/News Host award. His current, heart-felt projects include the occasional series Bulletin Board Diaries, which focuses on local, old-school advertisers and small business owners. He has also returned as the co-host Alpha Rhythms.
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