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WASHINGTON (AP) – Taxpayers are picking up a few extra days to get their returns into the IRS.

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Instead of the traditional April 15 deadline, which comes Saturday, this year’s tax returns aren’t due until Tuesday April 18th.

The combination of April 15 falling on a Saturday and Monday’s Emancipation Day holiday in the District of Columbia is putting off the tax deadline a few extra days.

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If Tuesday’s deadline is still too soon, taxpayers can request an automatic six-month extension.

The IRS says nearly 40 million taxpayers have yet to file their returns.

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