Have You Filed? 2015 Income Tax Deadline Is Monday

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If you haven't filed your 2015 income tax returns, the clock is ticking on Monday's deadline.

The top of a form 1040 individual income tax return is seen atop a stack on the same in this file photo. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
The top of a form 1040 individual income tax return is seen atop a stack on the same in this file photo. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Last minute filers have until midnight to submit their forms or request and extension to avoid a penalty.

A legal holiday in Washington extended the usual April 15 deadline to April 18 this year.

Procrastinators in Maine and Massachusetts actually have until Tuesday to file.

The holiday which resulted in the extension, Emancipation Day, is usually only observed in Washington, DC.

It marks the day that the Compensated Emancipation Act was signed by President Abraham Lincoln and is observed on April 16.

The holiday isn't the only time tax day gets moved. When April 15 falls on a weekend the deadline to file is often moved to Monday.

Financial advisers suggest everyone file or request an extension by midnight -- even if they owe money -- to avoid penalties and interest costs.

Correction: An earlier version of this story gave the wrong year for which returns were due on April 18. The story has been updated.

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