Tax returns due April 17 this year |

Tax returns due April 17 this year

JOHN GARDNERGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. April 15, a day that makes people frown.This year however, taxpayers will have until Tuesday, April 17, to file or pay what is owed to the state and federal governments. The extension is due to the regular tax deadline of April 15 falling on a Sunday this year, and the following Monday, April 16, is Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia.A gift of 48 short hours from the federal government.But that hasn’t made much of a difference in the weeks leading up to the deadline. According to George Smith, owner of Jackson Hewitt branches in Carbondale and Rifle, he said that this year has been as busy as ever.”It’s been hectic, very hectic,” he said with a chuckle. “I would say that filings are up, even in the last four days they’ve been up even more.”Smith said that the Jackson Hewitt offices will be opened all weekend long, despite the federal holiday.”We’ll be open as long as need be on Sunday,” he said. “Last year we were open until midnight.”Tax deadline is 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, to file electronically or to have the parcels postmarked. Some Post Offices will provide extended hours for tax drop off. However the Glenwood Springs Post Office will only be open until 6 p.m. on the 17th. Strictly for tax purposes.

The April 17, 2007 deadline will apply to any of the following:- 2006 federal individual income tax returns, whether filed electronically or on paper.- Requests for an automatic six-month tax-filing extension, whether submitted electronically or on Form 4868.- Tax year 2006 balance due payments, whether made electronically (direct debit or credit card) or by check.- Tax-year 2006 contributions to a Roth or traditional IRA.- Individual estimated tax payments for the first quarter of 2007, whether made electronically or by check.- Individual refund claims for tax year 2003, where the regular three-year statute of limitations is expiring.- info provided by the Internal Revenue Service Web site, http://www.irs.govPost Independent, Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

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