Our least auspicious holiday has to be Tax Day – April 15.

Many of you may object to Tax Day being called a holiday, but it’s certainly become a day that most of us “observe” and “commemorate,” even though it often involves writing a check to the IRS.

But how did it get decided that Tax Day would be April 15?  After all, it’s not hard to understand why Independence Day is celebrated on the 4th of July and no one gets confused about New Year’s Day.

Did something historic or memorable happen on April 15?  And what event would want to be honored by being known as Tax Day?

You’ve found the right place for the answer to those questions.  And better yet, the right place for a little more information about the interesting history of our tax system and its holiday, Tax Day.

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