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DEADLINE FOR 2021 TAX RETURNS
When is the Deadline for 2021 Tax Returns?
The filing deadline to submit 2021 tax returns is Monday, April 18, 2022. The due date this year is April 18, instead of April 15, because of the Emancipation Day holiday in the District of Columbia for everyone except taxpayers who live in Maine or Massachusetts. Taxpayers in Maine or Massachusetts have until April 19, 2022, to file their returns due to the Patriots' Day holiday in those states.
Will the Deadline be Extended like Last Year?
Over the last two years, in response to the pandemic, the IRS provided additional time for taxpayers to file. In 2019, the deadline was extended until July, and in 2020, the deadline was extended until May. Our sources have said that it’s unlikely to be extended this year, for the 2021 tax season.
Avoid the Last-Minute Rush.
Taxpayers waiting for the IRS to provide additional time could experience difficulties filing their taxes last-minute. We anticipate an increased rush of last-minute filers, greater than previous years, and encourage our customers to schedule an appointment immediately to avoid delays.
Like last year, there will be additional individuals filing tax returns to claim a Recovery Rebate Credit, 2021 stimulus payments or the Child Tax Credit. People who don't normally file also could receive other credits. We offer free consultations to anyone more information about their taxes.
Need an Extension?
Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Monday, October 17, 2022, to file.
If you can’t file by the due date of your return, you should request an extension of time to file. To receive an automatic 6-month extension of time to file your return with Form 4868. Contact your local Liberty Tax, and we’ll help you file your extension!
An extension of time to file is not an extension of time to pay. You may be subject to a late payment penalty on any tax not paid by the original due date of your return.
Having TAXiety? We Have the Answers.
It’s no secret — taxes can be a challenge to understand. If preparing for this year’s tax season gives you TAXiety, don’t hesitate — schedule an appointment with your local Liberty Tax Practitioner. Let the tax pros at Liberty Tax be your tax resource.