Reminder Taxpayers: Federal Filing Deadline is April 17

For the second year in a row, taxpayers have a little extra time to file their federal tax returns. April 15th falls on a Sunday, and Monday, April 16, is Emancipation Day–a legal holiday in Washington, D.C.–making Tuesday, April 17, 2007, the official federal filing deadline, explained Michele Tyson, spokesperson for leading online tax filing service (

“There may be some confusion about the actual federal filing deadline for 2006 tax returns, because the IRS initially named April 16th as the last day to file and pay,” said Tyson. “However, the IRS has now amended that date to April 17th in keeping with a federal statute under which legal holidays in Washington, D.C. apply to tax issues nationwide. wants to make sure our clients are all aware of the newly extended deadline.”

New and returning clients can e-file their returns and extension requests through April 17th. The process is quick and affordable, thanks to’s industry-leading online tax preparation system. The five-year-old site runs on a proprietary software platform that walks the client through a step-by-step interview, then uses the client’s answers to prepare a tax return on the spot, taking into account all applicable tax law changes.

Those worried about the safety and accuracy of online tax preparation can rest easy: automatically makes all necessary calculations, checks for errors and selects the proper tax forms. The company’s servers are equipped with the same secure socket layer technology used by banks and online brokerages, while procedures limit employee access to clients’ information. Because filing taxes is nerve-wracking for most people, the company provides free, live, expert tax support to all clients via a toll-free telephone number.

“Whether our clients file in January or late on the evening of April 17th, aims to make the experience as smooth as possible,” Tyson said. “We take our role in our clients’ financial lives very seriously.”’s basic packages start at just $29.95. The service is available to residents of all 50 U.S. states. To learn more, or to file a tax return, visit

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