Tribune: The last normal filing deadline

Remember April 15? It has gone the way of the 8-track, the VCR, the payphone, the McDLT, cursive, the horse as transportation, long-distance calling charges, bloodletting, smoking in a hospital … the list goes on.

Since winter storm disaster declarations are the new norm, it’s interesting to note that the last true April 15 filing deadline for many taxpayers, including nearly everyone in California, was the 2019 filing season (for 2018 returns).

We can feel the breeze from the collective sigh of relief emanating from our readers each time the deadline is postponed. Can Congress just get their act together and either stick to their promise of simplifying the tax code or push out the filing deadline by a month permanently? One can only dream.