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Instructions for Form 1040-EZ

When Should You File?(p5)

File Form 1040EZ by April 18, 2016 (The due date is April 18, instead of April 15, because of the Emancipation Day holiday in the District of Columbia – even if you do not live in the District of Columbia. If you live in Maine or Massachusetts, you have until April 19, 2016, because of the Patriots' Day holiday in those states.). If you file after this date, you may have to pay interest and penalties. See What if You Cannot File on Time? in Section 4, later, for information on how to get more time to file. There is also information about interest and penalties.
If you were serving in, or in support of, the U.S. Armed Forces in a designated combat zone or contingency operation, you may be able to file later. See Pub. 3 for details.
If you e-file your return, there is no need to mail it. See the e-file page earlier or for more information. However, if you choose to mail it, filing instructions and addresses are at the end of these instructions.