When do taxes need to be filed in 2023? Here's why April 18 is Tax Day this year

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound.

Taxes, this year, will be due April 18, not April 15. A three-day grace period!

Not much extra time. But enough, maybe, to galvanize you into action — if you're one of the procrastinators who has been feeling overwhelmed, as the calendar page turns from March to April.

Not that the IRS is doing this out of kindness. They don't do anything out of kindness.

When is tax day 2023

It just happens that April 15, the normal deadline, falls on a Saturday this year. The next day, Sunday April 16, is D.C. Emancipation Day — commemorating the day in 1862 when the District of Columbia freed 3,000 enslaved people, nine months before Emancipation was declared nationally.

But because that holiday falls on Sunday this year, it's being observed in Washington D.C. on Monday — April 17.

Which brings us up to Tuesday, April 18.

The IRS has done this sort of thing before, and recently. In 2020, due to the pandemic, the filing deadline was extended to July 15. In 2021, due to the pandemic relief package and resulting tax code changes, tax day was May 17.

So what will you do with your extra time?

You might, if things seem daunting, seek help. Here are some resources:




This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: When is tax day 2023: April 18 taxes are due. Why you get 3 more days