Tuesday is April 17, and you know what that means. Perhaps you don't. This year, it means tax day.
It also means free curly fries at Arby's, two-for-one sandwiches at Mickey D's and the chance to polish off your fast food meal with two mini Cinnabons, gratis.
Just contemplating it may give you a pre-tax day stomachache.
As The Times reported Friday, with April 15 on a Sunday, taxpayers won a reprieve from the dreaded traditional filing day. Then, Monday is Emancipation Day, when Washington -- including the IRS -- takes a holiday to mark President Lincoln's signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862.
Slaves in Washington, D.C., were freed that day, nine months before Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
Nearly 100 million taxpayers already have filed this year. As the rest of us rush to get in our forms, businesses will be offering their usual plethora of Tax Day deals.