Who could forget Tax Day? “As most people know, April 15th is the IRS deadline for filing the previous year’s taxes,” says Dawn-Marie Joseph, founder of Estate Planning & Preservation in Williamston, Michigan. “But it is also the deadline to contribute to your individual retirement account and your health savings plan. If you are going to file an extension for your personal tax return, it has to be filed by April 15.”
April 15 is also an important day for self-employed workers. “If self-employed or paying estimated taxes, the 15th of January, April, June and September should be circled on the calendar as a friendly reminder to send Uncle Sam a check,” Simon says.
You’ll want to keep in mind that today is also the deadline for filing your state tax returns (in most states).