Panicking about your income taxes? In case you haven’t heard, the tax deadline is April 18 this year, not April 15.
That goes for Missouri taxes as well as federal. The Missouri Department of Revenue said in a release that it moved back its deadline to achieve consistency with the federal deadline, which in turn was postponed over next weekend to allow the District of Columbia to observe Emancipation Day on April 15.
That means you’ve got until the end of the day on April 18 to either e-file or postmark both your Missouri and federal taxes. The DOR is urging taxpayers not to wait until the last minute, though, particularly if you expect a refund. (Nothing bad about getting that refund a few days sooner, right?)
There’s no word on how any government shutdown spawned by federal budget conflicts might affect your taxes, as a shutdown would close the IRS, but I wouldn’t try my luck, especially since the Post Office would remain open.