The Internal Revenue Service opened the 2012 tax filing season on Wednesday and this year taxpayers have an additional two days to file.
2012’s deadline is April 17 because the traditional tax deadline, April 15, falls on a Sunday, and the following day is Emancipation day, a local Washington D.C. holiday.
This year, the IRS expects to receive more than 144 million individual tax returns.
“At the IRS, we’re working hard to make the process of filing your taxes as quick and easy as possible,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. “Providing quality service is one of our top priorities. It not only reduces the burden on taxpayers, but also helps in filing an accurate return right from the start.”