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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First celebrated on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.

In 2010 the holiday was conceived and promoted by American Express via a nationwide radio and television advertising campaign. That year Amex bought advertising inventory on Facebook, which it in turn gave to its small merchant account holders, and also gave rebates to new customers to promote the event.

American Express publicized the initiative using social media, advertising, and public relations. At least 41 local politicians and many small business groups in the United States issued proclamations concerning the campaign, which generated more than one million Facebook “like” registrations and nearly 30,000 tweets under the Twitter hashtags #smallbusinesssaturday (which had existed since early 2010) and #smallbizsaturday.

Cinda Baxter, founder of The 3/50 Project, was national spokesperson for Small Business Saturday its first year. The 3/50 Project encourages consumers to commit to spending $50 of their current monthly budgets with independently owned small businesses they care about.

The Twitter hashtag #SmallBusinessSaturday has existed since early 2010 and was used to promote small businesses on any Saturday (not solely that Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday). The hashtag is used in a manner similar to #FollowFriday to highlight favorite local businesses.
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IRS Tax deadline

We have 2 extra days to file our non-Corporate tax returns.

The IRS Tax filing deadline is on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.

Federal income tax returns for 2011 taxes are due April 17, 2012, two days after the traditional tax due date of April 15. April 15 is a Sunday, so taxes are typically due on Monday, the next business day. But Monday, April 16, is Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C., so it’s considered a holiday. So Tuesday, April 17, is the big due date for 2011 taxes.

What 2011 business tax returns are due on April 17, 2012?

Tax returns for businesses that file taxes with personal returns are due in April. This includes:

・ Sole proprietors and single-member LLCs filing Schedule C along with their Form 1040
・ Partnerships and multiple-member LLCs filing partnership tax returns on Form 1065 and Schedule K-1 with their personal tax returns.

March 15 is Due Date for Corporate Returns

Corporate tax returns, including those for S Corporations, are due March 15, or the 15th day of the 3rd month after the end of the corporation’s tax year. March 15 falls on a Thursday in 2012, so no extension on this date.

Tax Day 2012 is April 17 – 2 Extra Days to File 2011 Non-Corporate Tax Returns (

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