A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 17, 2012
Enslavement Day (Tax Day nickname)

"Enslavement Day” (also called “National Enslavement Day” or “Tax Enslavement Day") is the nickname of Tax Day in the United States—usually April 15th—when individual income tax returns are due. The name “Enslavement Day” is used by those who believe that taxes cause enslavement to a government.

Tax Day is sometimes postponed if April 15th falls on a Saturday, a Sunday, and if Tax Day falls on April 16th—Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C. In 2012, April 15th fell on a Sunday, April 16th was Emancipation Day and April 17th (Tax Day) was called “Enslavement Day.” The nickname “National Enslavement Day” has been cited in print since at least April 2009.


Wikipedia: Tax Day
In the United States, Tax Day is a colloquial term for the day on which individual income tax returns are due to the federal government. The term may also refer to the same day for states, even where the tax return due date is a different day.

Since 1955, for those living in the United States, Tax Day has typically fallen on April 15. For those filing a U.S. tax return but living outside the United States and Puerto Rico, Tax Day has typically fallen on June 15 due to the two month automatic extension granted to filers by IRS publication 54.

When April 15 falls on a Friday, tax returns are due the following Monday, and when April 15 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, tax returns are due the following Tuesday, due to the observance of Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C.

Wikipedia: Emancipation Day
Emancipation Day is celebrated in many former British colonies in the Caribbean and areas of the United States on various dates in observance of the emancipation of slaves of African origin. It is also observed in other areas in regard to the abolition of serfdom or other forms of servitude.
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Washington, D.C.
The municipality of Washington, D.C., celebrates April 16 as Emancipation Day. On that day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia. The Act freed about 3,100 enslaved persons in the District of Columbia nine months before President Lincoln issued his famous Emancipation Proclamation. The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act represents the only example of compensation by the federal government to former owners of emancipated slaves.
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In 2007, the observance of this holiday in Washington, D.C. had the effect of nationally extending the 2006 income tax filing deadline from April 16 to April 17. The 2007 date change was not discovered until after many forms went to print. In 2011, the tax deadline was extended to Monday, April 18, since the observed date for the holiday was Friday, April 15. In 2012, because Emancipation Day falls on Monday, April 16, and the normal tax deadline of April 15 falls on a Sunday, the tax deadline will be on Tuesday, April 17.

Orbis Vitae (Circle-of-Life) Forums
Russ
04/16/09 03:20 PM
To Whine or Resist?

Well, today is April 15th, though I suspect that there aren’t many of you who haven’t already noticed that. Both the federal extortion racket and its opponents try pretty hard to make sure that everyone is well aware of National Enslavement Day. And I’m quite pleased that there has been a lot of coverage of the protests and demonstrations, “tea parties” and others, planned across the country for this day of national shame. (Land of the free? Nice joke.)

Cal Watchdog
April 18, 2011
Government’s Favorite Day
By John Seiler:
Today is government’s favorite day: Tax day. It comes three days later this year, on April 18. The usual date is April 15.

The reason is that, this year, April 15, is celebrated in Washington, D.C. as Emancipation Day, the day President Lincoln freed the slaves in that city.

But for taxpayers, April 15 — or April 18 — is Enslavement Day. It’s the day each of us must give a reckoning to our Slave Masters in the government plantations for our incomes. Of course, since World War II the federal government makes us withhold our earnings from every paycheck. And the California government has done so since the late 1960s.

LewRockwell.com Blog
Happy Enslavement Day
Posted by Thomas DiLorenzo on April 17, 2012 06:32 AM
Today is “tax day,” the first of which in American history was the work of — you guessed it — Dishonest Abe in 1862. It was The Great Railroad Lobbyist/Protectionist/Inflationist/Corporate Welfare Statist/Warmonger president who gave us the first “progressive” income tax.

Lincoln’s chief tax collector, David A. Wells (head of the U.S. Revenue Commission) expressed the basic theme of governmental plunder through income taxation (which was not permitted by the Constitution at the time) when he said: “Wherever you find an article, a product, a trade, a profession, or a source of income, tax it!”

Daily Kos
Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 02:50 PM PDT.
Happy Enslavement Day!
by davejohnson
Happy Enslavement Day!  This is the day where we are forced at gunpoint to pay protection money to the government thugs who promise not to kill us or throw us in jail as long as we meekly genuflect to their tyranny.

I know those of you who are government thugs love this day.  Those of us who actually work for a living, aka the producers of society, don’t.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • (0) Comments • Tuesday, April 17, 2012 • Permalink