If you're scrambling to get your tax information off to the accountant, you get a bonus three-day extension this year that you don't even have to file for!

The deadline to file taxes is usually April 15, which this year falls on a Friday.

It also falls on Emancipation Day a day that's recognized as a holiday in Washington, D.C. But Emancipation Day actually falls on Saturday, April 16, but will be observed in Washington, D.C., on Friday (are you following all this?).

Therefore the IRS is extending the tax-filing deadline to Monday, April 18, this year because, under the tax code, filing deadlines can't fall on Saturday, Sunday or a holiday! So enjoy your reprieve!

--Kristen Maetzold