SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018
Because Tax Day Isn’t Until April 17 This Year
Disingenuous DemocRATS and Obama and Hillary Supporters in the Press may still be blaming Donald Trump for everything that’s ever gone wrong in America since the Battle of Bunker Hill, but TAX DAY actually falls on April 17 this year.
That gives us two extra days to prepare our annual fiduciary sacrifice to the Internal Revenue Service. And whom do we have to thank?
How About Abraham Lincoln?
Usually, April 15 is the day taxes are due, but in 2018, April 15 falls on a Sunday.
And on Monday, the District of Columbia celebrates Emancipation Day, the day in 1862 that Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act. It freed slaves in the District of Columbia, with the federal government paying slave owners up to $300 per slave. More than 3,000 were freed.
Emancipation Day affects taxes the same way federal holidays do. Therefore, the tax deadline is pushed out to the following Tuesday, April 17, giving over-taxed payers two extra days to file their returns.
(And by the way, all this Emancipation stuff happened decades before Congress passed a constitutional amendment establishing a permanent federal income tax in 1913.)
And when you think about it, 2018 isn’t a leap year like in 2016, when you would actually get four extra days to finish your taxes. That’s why our Quote for Today Committee chose Larry the Cable Guy’s “Git er done!”
(And yes, this all happened decades before Congress passed a constitutional amendment establishing a permanent federal income tax in 1913.)
And because Washington, D.C. holidays are essentially considered federal holidays for government workers in the capital, the next business day is Monday.
And when you think about it, 2017 isn’t a leap year like last year, when you actually would’ve gotten four extra days to finish your taxes. That’s why our Quote for Today Committee chose Larry the Cable Guy’s “Git er done!”
And while we’re talking about taxes, next Tuesday you’ll be paying your taxes on the money you earned in 2017, the first year Trump was in office, and today The Blower will once again offer our three common-sense suggestions to fix the entire tax-and-spending mess that America has become:
No withholding. No phony refunds. If folks had to write really big checks on TAX DAY, they’d actually know how much they’re paying.
Until we have a simple flat tax without all that paperwork, over-paid Congressmen should be forced to fill out every one of their constituents’ tax forms for free.
Hold EVERY election on TAX DAY!
We wonder if “Bronze Star Brad” Wenschmidt or any of those Latter-Day Anti-Taxers you heard speaking at the Cincinnati TEA Party’s Big Tax Day Rally on Fountain Square could ever come up with something as simple as this. If they did, what a wonderful world it would be.
You can read more earth-shattering news coming up in the next e-dition of The Whistleblower Newswire.