“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin
Historically, April 15 isn’t the best day. Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912.
And, of course, April 15 is usually Tax Day in the United States — the day when individual income tax returns are due to be submitted to federal and state governments. This reason alone makes April 15 a day that many Americans dread.
While filling out your tax forms may not be the most fun thing to do, there is a silver lining:
You can still contribute to your health savings account (HSA) for 2018 before April 15, 2019 (or before you file your taxes, whichever comes first) and count the contribution as a last-minute tax deduction toward your 2018 income tax filing.