Published: Jan 05, 2011 5:03 AM EST
Updated: Jan 05, 2011 2:03 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you itemize your taxes, and are itching to get a quick return this year from Uncle Sam... you may have to wait longer than you'd like.

The IRS is extending the final day to file your taxes to April 18th.

This is not because of a previously announced processing delay, but moreso to observe Emancipation day.

The processing delay will affect you if you itemize your taxes - the IRS must re-do their forms and they won't be available until mid-February (rather than January 18th), hence delaying the timeframe you file.

Which could also delay the amount of time it takes for you to get your return back.