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Department of Taxation and Finance

Three Extra Days to File as Tax Day Lands on April 18 Emancipation Day on April 15 in Washington, D.C. pushes the filing deadline to Tuesday, April 18, for most of the nation, including New York

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The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded all taxpayers that they have three extra days to file their federal and state income tax returns this year. The deadline to file and pay any tax due is Tuesday, April 18, 2017, rather than the traditional April 15 date.

This year, April 15 falls on a Saturday and Emancipation Day—a legal holiday in Washington, D.C.—will be observed on that Monday, which pushes the nation’s filing deadline to April 18. Under the tax law, legal holidays in the District of Columbia affect the filing deadline across the nation.

“The extended deadline should be welcome news for those taxpayers who haven’t yet completed this important obligation,” said Acting Commissioner Nonie Manion. “However, don’t wait until the last minute and file in a rush. Free, online software is available right now on our website to help you file accurately and on time.”

The Tax Department is partnering with the Free File Alliance to offer more options to electronically prepare and file both federal and New York State income tax returns at no cost. New York taxpayers with adjusted gross household incomes of $64,000 or less in 2016 qualify to use Free File software available through

If you don’t think you’ll be able meet the filing deadline, request an automatic extension of time to file. You must make full payment of the properly estimated tax balance due when you request your extension. For details, please see the Apply for an extension of time to file an income tax return webpage.