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Its Tax Day in the United States of America, and residents here in Hawaii will have until midnight to send in their returns.
The due date is three days later than usual, the normal due date is the 15th. The IRS says that is because Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, fells this year on the 15th.
That didnt stop the some East Hawaii from voicing their opinion on Friday.
About 40 people lined Hilo bayfront during the ‘Taxed Enough Already’ rally Friday, where members of the Hilo Tea Party and Ka‘u Tea Party waved flags and signs to passing motorists.
One Tea Party member, Robert Williams of Ka‘u, dressed in an American Revolution era costume waving a flag of the original 13 colonies of America.
There was also a rally in Kona that same day.
As for today’s deadline, the IRS says taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Oct. 17 to file their 2010 tax returns.
The IRS expects to receive more than 140 million individual tax returns this year.