2021 Tax Deadlines for 2020 Returns
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A list of tax season 2021 e-filing Tax Day deadlines are listed below. The dates are for Tax Year 2020 (January 1 - December 31, 2020) Income Tax Returns. Find previous tax year forms, deadlines and calculators and tax deadlines for back taxes. Don't be Penny Wise and Tax Foolish! Do IT Less Taxing at eFile.com.
Please note this Tax Tip: The penalties for not filing are higher than not paying taxes on time. Don't miss a filing deadline if you owe taxes, even if you can't pay your taxes on time, since the late filing penalties are generally significantly higher than the penalties for not paying taxes on time - most taxpayers are not aware of this fact! Thus, e-File on time and pay as little or as much as you can afford. Use the PENALTYucator tool to find out what your potential tax penalties might be. If you have to pick, it's better to file on time than to pay on time! Here, see a comprehensive list of all 2021 tax deadlines - PDF file.
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Income Tax Return Deadlines, Tax Due Dates
Pre-Tax Return Preparation
01/15 - 10/15/2021
2021 IRS Tax Refund Estimate Date - DATEucator Tool
Estimate the date you may receive your 2020 federal tax refund from the IRS after you e-filed or filed an accepted 2020 federal tax return.
Return, Extension, Amendment, Tax Estimate Deadlines
April 15, 2021
New deadline is:
May 17, 2021
2020 Tax Return Deadline!
The 2021 IRS Income Tax Return Day for 2020 Income Tax Returns! If you owe, e-File even if you can't pay!
We suggest you don't wait to file in case you have last minute questions
. In addition, you will not jeopardize the tax deadline in case you owe taxes. In most cases, late filing penalties
are higher than late tax payment
penalties. efileIT Now*
April 15, 2021 Plus
Per IRS/State regulations, you cannot just e-file a State Return - except CA - only anywhere. But you can prepare a state return only
on eFile.com and download, print, sign, and mail the state forms
to the respective state(s).
April 15, 2021, May 17, 2021
Prepare and eFile for free on eFile.com starting mid March 2021.
May 17, 2021 Plus
Many states grant automatic tax extensions if you do not owe taxes. If you do owe taxes, in many cases, you can pay your state taxes online. This payment will serve as extension.
You can prepare your amendment on eFile.com for Tax Year 2020, then print, sign, and mail in the forms. There are plans to e-File amendment Form 1040-X by mid 2021. State tax amendments follow a similar procedure, but do not use the IRS Form 1040-X - they have their own amendment form.
May 17, 2021 plus
2017 Tax Return IRS Refund deadline. 2017 Tax Forms, tools
. The 2018 Return refund deadline is April 15, 2022; 2019 Return refund is April 15, 2023.
If you have not filed your 2017 IRS Tax Return and expect a tax refund, you have until 04/15/2021 to submit the return on paper and to claim your refund. After that date, your refund will expire forever. Claim and don't waste your refund!
01/15 - 10/15/2021
2021 IRS Tax Refund Status for 2020 Tax Year Returns - Where is My Refund?
Check the tax refund status of your federal tax return after you have e-filed or filed an accepted tax return.
01/15 - 10/15/2021
2020 State Tax Refund Status - Where is My State Refund?
Check the status of your state refund from your state tax agency after you have e-filed or filed an accepted state tax return.
April 15, 2021
If you personally and/or jointly own one or more reportable foreign financial accounts and you are required the filing of an FBAR - FinCEN Report From 114 - for the given tax year: prepare and eFile FBAR form 114
2020 IRS Income Tax Return
If you e-filed an extension or did not file a return by April 15
, May 17 2021 or later, you can e-file your tax return by Oct. 15, 2021 to avoid late filing penalties. Late payment penalties might apply. Details on Tax Penalties
2020 State Income Tax Return
If you filed or received an automatic state income tax return extension by April 15
, May 17 2021 - or later in some cases - you can e-file your IRS and State Tax Return by Oct. 15, 2021 to avoid late filing penalties. Late payment penalties might apply. Visit this page for details on how to ONLY file a state tax return
without the IRS Tax Return.
A list of select state tax forms
for respective state(s). You can eFile 2020 - and back taxes - forms or complete, sign, print, and mail back taxes forms.
A list of previous year tax forms
you can complete, sign, download via eFile.com. They can no longer be eFiled!
April 15, 2023
If you expect a tax refund with your 2019 IRS Income Tax Return, you can only submit paper returns to the IRS. If you expect a tax refund, you will also NOT
face a late filing penalty. Important: If you expect a 2019 tax refund, you will no longer be able to claim this after April 15, 2023
! Don't leave your hard-earned money with the IRS.
2021 Tax Season Deadline adjustments in detail.
Tax deadlines for 2021 for tax returns, tax estimates, etc.: 2021 tax deadlines PDF beyond income taxes.
Previous Income Tax Year Returns
You cannot e-file federal or state income tax returns for tax years 2019 and before. However, eFile.com provides you easy access to all the respective federal income tax year forms and the associated tax year tax calculators. Please keep in mind that these tax calculators are free and are intended to give you an accurate estimate of your tax refund or tax liability for the given tax year. Prior year state tax return forms are on the respective state tax pages on efile.com.
If You Owe Back Taxes
If you expect to owe taxes for one or multiple previous tax years and you have not filed nor paid the taxes due, you will most likely be subject to late filing and late payment penalties. eFile.com recommends you take the following steps as soon as possible:
- Step 1: Download the respective tax forms for the tax year in question.
- Step 2: Use the tax calculator and tools for the respective tax year.
- Step 3: Complete the income tax forms and mail them to the IRS and/or state tax agency.
- Step 4: Even if you can't pay your taxes, follow the steps above and pay as little or as much as you can afford. That way, you will at least stop the late filing penalties, which in general are higher than the late payment penalties.
If You Expect a Tax Refund
If you expect a tax refund for one or more previous tax years and you have not filed an IRS or state income tax return, you will most likely not be subject to late filing and certainly not for late payment penalties. However, you only have three years after the subject tax year to claim your tax refund. After the three years, you tax refund will unfortunately expire and you can no longer claim your hard-earned money back from the IRS. For example, after April 15, 2023, you will no longer be able to claim your 2019 IRS tax refund. Most states follow these or similar tax refund expiration rules and dates.
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