In other parts of the country April is the month of cloudy, rainy days and the saying, "April showers bring May flowers." Not so much in Arizona, next to no precipitation. One of my favorite months in the Valley because it gets warm during the day and cool at night. Perfect weather and usually the last month of sub-one-hundred temperatures.
April also means tax-season is here. Last year and all the years before, I promised myself I would get this dreaded task done when I receive my W-2s. That hasn't happened. I mean, I have the W-2s, but like many, I'm procrastinating when it comes to doing taxes. If it makes you feel better, most people don't file until the deadline. Here's some good news, you'll get an additional 2 days to put off this bundle of 1040 fun!
From the IRS website, "Taxpayers will have until Tuesday, April 17, to file their 2011 tax returns and pay any tax due because April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Monday, April 16. According to federal law, District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do; therefore, all taxpayers will have two extra days to file this year. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Oct. 15 to file their 2012 tax returns."
You are welcome to read the entire press release here or you can check out the exciting video below.