It’s tax time again — what’s different this year?

Nathan Hager,

WASHINGTON – By now you should have received your W2s, 1099s, and any other forms you’ll need to fill out your 2011 federal income tax returns.

So have you gotten your refund yet?

Perhaps not. This year’s Tax Day falls on April 17, because the usual filing deadline, April 15, is a Sunday, and the day after that is Emancipation Day, an official holiday in D.C. And since D.C. is the Federal City, it’s a tax holiday for the rest of the country.

But keep in mind, chances are you’re due for a refund from Uncle Sam, so why put it off?

“About three in four taxpayers get refunds every year,” says Kimberly Palmer, author of the “>10 things to know about your 2011 taxes.

Happy filing, and don’t spend your refund in one place.

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