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Tuesday's Top Ten Comics on TAXES

Dear Loyal Royal Readers,

The annual filing deadline for income taxes is fast approaching. This year, however, it is NOT April 15, but April 18. Why the 3-day reprieve?

Because the Washington D.C. observance of Emancipation Day falls on April 15 instead of April 16, Tax Day is moved to the following Monday. The holiday commemorates the day in 1862 that President Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, freeing more than 3,000 slaves in the District of Columbia. (It was a precursor to the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed over 3 million slaves in several states.)

Hey, thanks very much, D.C.! The rest of us can enjoy another weekend of procastination.

Meanwhile, Massachusetts and Maine celebrate Patriots Day on April 18 this year. That's a state holiday commemorating Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolution in 1775. IRS offices in those two states will be closed so taxpayers won't be able to file their returns by hand, which is required. So people in those two states have until Tuesday, April 19 to file. Not too shabby.

For those still slogging away at their returns, we offer a bit of comic relief with Tuesday's Top Ten Comics on TAXES.

1. Tax season has its own set of challenges (comicskingdom.com).

Rhymes With Orange, April 2, 2015
Rhymes With Orange, April 2, 2015

2. Jeff is skeptical about the kind of assistance offered by the I.R.S. (comicskingdom.com)...

Marvin, April 15, 2015
Marvin, April 15, 2015

3. Tax evasion has serious consequences (comicskingdom.com).

Hagar the Horrible, August 20, 2011
Hagar the Horrible, August 20, 2011

4. Leroy opines about his taxes (comicskingdom.com).

The Lockhorns, March 13, 2009
The Lockhorns, March 13, 2009

5. Hammie learns a valuable lesson about taxation at Halloween (comicskingdom.com).

Baby Blues, October 31, 2013
Baby Blues, October 31, 2013

6. Roz learns something about deductions (comicskingdom.com).

Shoe, April 14, 2015
Shoe, April 14, 2015

7. Amy learns the bitter truth about taxes when she gets a summer job (comicskingdom.com).

The Pajama Diaries, June 27, 2015
The Pajama Diaries, June 27, 2015

8. This kid has the tax code down pat (comicskingdom.com).

The Family Circus, April 15, 2015
The Family Circus, April 15, 2015

9. Helen and Ed try out a new tax preparation software (comicskingdom.com).

Dustin, April 15, 2014
Dustin, April 15, 2014

10. The two certainties in life go head to head (comicskingdom.com).

Bizarro, April 15, 2013
Bizarro, April 15, 2013

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