Tax changes to note as filing deadline nears

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Here are some important tax changes for 2011 that you should be aware of as you prepare your return.

Different due date for return

Ordinarily, your tax return is due April 15. However, this year the deadline has been extended to April 17. The reason: April 15 is a Sunday and April 16 is the Emancipation Day holiday in Washington, D.C. If you file for an extension, you have until Oct. 15, 2012, to file your return.