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Tax returns are due today unless you are asking for an extension.  A public holiday recognized by Washington DC gave us a few extra days to prepare our tax returns.


Emancipation Day: April 15, 2016

Emancipation Day is an official public holiday in the District of Columbia. It usually falls on April 16, but when April 16 is a Saturday – which it is in 2016 – then Emancipation Day moves to the previous day (Friday).

Here is an excerpt from IRS Revenue Ruling 2015-13:  Read more….



Tax Day Freebies 2016:

Amazon: 30 Day Free Amazon Video Streaming Trial

Arby’s: Get two Arby’s Gyros for $6 on April 18 until April 30.

Bob Evans: 30% off your entire tax day order.

Boston Market: Chicken meal w/2 sides and cornbread, plus a regular beverage and cookie for $10.40 on April 18 only.

Bruegger’s Bagels: Get a bakers dozen plus two tubs of cream cheese for $10.40 on April 18.

Chili’s: Presidente Margaritas are $5 On Tax Day.

Great American Cookie: Free cookie April 18.

Hard Rock Cafe: “Sing For Your Supper” on April 18 at participating Hard Rock Cafes. Sing a song to earn a free “Legendary Burger.”

McDonald’s: Tax day discounts and freebies that will vary across the country at participating locations. Some locations will have BOGO Big Macs where the second one is $0.18. Other offerings are tied to breakfast only.

National Parks: Free admission until April 24th.

Office Depot / Office Max: Free paper shredding until April 23rd with this coupon.

Outback Steakhouse: 15% off your entire check, not valid in California. Use this coupon.

Planet Fitness:  Free hydro massage at one of Planet Fitness’ 1,000+ locations April 18-22. Requires this coupon.

Royal Caribbean: BOGO 50% Off Cruises Purchased on Tax Day

Sonic: Half price single cheeseburgers on Tax Day.

Scholtzky’s: Free “The Original Sandwich” with the purchase of a 32 oz. drink and a bag of chips on April 18.

Staples: Will shred up to 5 pounds of your paper documents Tax Day.



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