State taxpayers will have until April 17
MONTGOMERY (AP) — Alabama taxpayers can wait until April 17 to file their 2006 income tax returns and pay taxes owed.
State Revenue Commissioner Tom Surtees announced Tuesday that the state was pushing back its deadline to match the new federal deadline.
The Internal Revenue Service said last week there would be a two-day reprieve for federal returns and payments. That's because April 15, the usual tax deadline, falls on Sunday this year and April 16 is Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia. The IRS said holidays in the nation's capital have an impact nationwide.
Because of this, Surtees said he signed an order Tuesday authorizing extra filing and payment time for individual income tax returns, whether filed electronically or on paper; requests for automatic six-month tax-filing extensions; individual estimated tax returns and payments for the first quarter of 2007; and any other tax returns that had an April 15 deadline for filing and payment.
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