File your 2011 federal income tax return by April 17 to avoid late penalties and interest.
Time is running out to meet the filing deadline for your 2011 federal income tax returns. The tax deadline is traditionally April 15 but has been pushed back to April 17 this year as April 15 is a Sunday and April 16 is Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia. April 17 is also the deadline to apply for 2011 tax extensions. The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to file returns electronically. According to a statement posted on the IRS website, e-file is "the best way to ensure accurate tax returns and get faster refunds." For last minute filing tips, see the IRS video posted above. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.