In the United States, Tax Day is the day individual income tax returns are due to the federal government. Tax Day is usually on April 15th, but can be moved if it falls on a weekend or if there is some type of natural disaster.
When is Tax Day?
April 15th is the day it is usually celebrated unless it falls on a weekend.
Type of Holiday?
Not necessarily a holiday but definitely well known and “celebrated” on a national level.
How is Tax Day Celebrated?
- Since Tax Day is not a federal public holiday in the United States, post offices, schools, stores and other businesses are open for business as usual.
- Even if you don’t have all your papers ready, file something by the deadline, even an extension, so you don’t get fined or penalized with interest.
- Go over your income, plan a budget, pay your bills on time whenever.
- Download the TaxDay App to help keep track of interstate or travel tax implications.
Tax Day Trivia/Facts:
- Federal income tax was first introduced with the Revenue Act of 1861 to help fund the Civil War.
- Although income tax was introduced in 1861, it was seen as unconstitutional and the law was repealed in 1872. The idea of a tax on personal income was later reintroduced in the Revenue Act of 1894. In 1913, the Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified which gave the United States Congress the legal authority to tax all incomes.
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on April 15th:
- Leonardo da Vinci – Painter/sculptor/inventor
- Chris Stapleton – Country singer/songwriter
- Emma Thompson – Actress
- Mary Harris Thompson – First woman surgeon
- Emma Watson – Actress
- Jason Seehorn – Football player
- Nikita Khrushchev – 1st Secretary of Communist Party in Soviet Union
- Seth Rogen – Actor
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