From my friend Joe Calhoun at Alhambra Investment Partners:
The tax filing deadline this year is April 17th. The normal deadline of April 15th falls on a Sunday this year and you would think that would move the deadline to April 16th but that day is, ironically, Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C. so the deadline was moved to April 17th. Even more ironic: according to the Tax Foundation, April 17th also happens to be Tax Freedom Day, the day when the average American will have worked enough to pay their tax liability for the year. Happy Emancipation Day, indeed.