Saturday, April 16, 2011


Did you know that we can thank the District of Columbia for the extra three days to prepare and file yearly tax returns?  That's because Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Friday, April 15. Therefore, by law, District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do.  That's the reason for the extra three extra days to file this year. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Oct. 17 to file their 2010 tax returns.

So, for those of you who have not yet filed, send a silent "Thanks!" to the DC!  :)

Here are some Tax Day Freebies that should help take stress out of tax day! Check them Out!!  And, a big thanks to Have Kids Will Coupon for this amazing list!!

Cinnabon: Two FREE Classic Cinnabon Bites on 4/18/11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as part of its Tax Day Bites promotion at participating locations. Details HERE

H&R Block: Procrastinate much? H&R Block will file your extension for FREE on 4/18/11 in case you run out of time. (Remember that any money you owe is still due April 18th!) Go HERE for more information.

HBO: Some cable companies will be offering a FREE HBO weekend 4/15/11 – 4/19/11. See if your cable company is participating and find other FREE deals throughout the year HERE.

HydroMassage: FREE Massage! That’s so exciting that I will say it again. FREE massage! Enjoy this generosity 4/14/11 through 4/18/11. Check the details and participating locations HERE.

MaggieMoos: FREE mini ice cream sunday on 4/18/11 from 3pm – 6pm. Details HERE.

Shred-It: Shred your important, but no-longer-needed documents at FREE Shred-It Community shredding events nationwide. Visit Shred-It’s calendar to find one near you.

Taco Del Mar: FREE taco at participating locations. Details HERE.

White Castle: 15% off any purchase through 4/19/11 with coupon.

If you haven't filed yet there are still some free online tax offers to get them done:*

TaxACT - Free Tax Preparation 
H & R Block - Free Edition
Turbo Tax - Free Edition

(*Thanks to for the free online tax offers)