Yes, it’s almost Tax Day. It happens to be Monday, April 18, this year because Emancipation Day is Saturday, April 16, and therefore celebrated in Washington, D.C. with a day off on Friday, April 15. If this three-day reprieve is not enough, you can check out the IRS's website on how to get an extension for filing your taxes.
And to help you with your taxes or other research around federal tax, I just wanted to let you know that the Law Library makes available CHECKPOINT, a comprehensive tax research database that you may find to be an easy spot to find various laws, regulations, IRS publications, court decisions, journal articles, financial calculators, and much more. It is also available to law students if you want to assign a look at tax information or have a tax angle in your scholarship assigned to a research assistant. To access Checkpoint, start from our list of Online Legal Resources, click on Tax in the left column, then click on RIA Checkpoint. Take a look at our quick guide to get started using Checkpoint.
As always, you are encouraged to contact me or your librarian liaison with any questions about tax research or using Checkpoint.
Associate Law Librarian