In the News: Taxpayers Given Three More Days to File 2010 Returns - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Americans might be walking a little lighter this tax season. The usual dash to meet the April 15 deadline will be less stressful this go-around with the Internal Revenue Service announcing taxpayers have until April 18, 2011 to file their 2010 tax returns.

Why the kind gesture, you might ask? Since the tax deadline falls on the day the legal holiday–Emancipation Day–is observed, by law, payment and filing deadlines are extended until the next business day, according to In addition, the deadline to file 2010 extensions will be extended two days, until Oct. 17, 2011.

The last time the IRS extended the April 15 deadline because of Emancipation Day was April 2007.

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With a focus on news and the under 35 crowd, Martinez develops engaging, daily reports for She also pens the blog, After School Daze: Life After Undergrad, where she delves into the day-to-day issues and concerns of recent graduates trying to adapt to life off campus. Prior to Black Enterprise, the Bronx, N.Y. native contributed to Latina,,, Syracuse Record and The Post-Standard. When she's not writing articles, the self-proclaimed travelista is on the prowl for her next excursion.   Martinez holds a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism and sociology from Syracuse University.