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Tax Deadlines 2022, Tax Year 2021

The tax deadline to pay and e-File 2021 Taxes is April 18, 2022. If you miss this date, you have until October 15 October 17, 2022. Keep in mind, if you owe taxes and don't file a tax extension, you might be subject to tax penalties. After Oct. 15, 2022, you can no longer e-File IRS or state income taxes for Tax Year 2021. How to prepare back taxes and mail-in instructions are below. Prepare and e-File your 2021 Tax Return by April 15.

Tax Deadlines
2021 Taxes
in 2022

For a comprehensive Tax Year 2021 due in 2022 deadline listing, visit the Tax Day deadline page. Throughout a tax year or season, click below and follow this guideline to plan and prepare your next tax return.

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Tax Deadlines by Return Type and Tax Year

There are various tax deadlines related to income tax returns for both federal and state. Below, find these dates for the current tax year to keep in mind. Prepare your tax return on eFile.com before these dates to take advantage of fully online preparation and e-filing - don't handle any paper forms! See how the eFile Tax App works and Dare to Compare eFile.com to TurboTax® or H&R Block®.

Tax Year
Return Type
Due Date
April 18, 2022 - eFileIT now - do it all on eFile.com! e-File your federal return and state return(s) for one low price.
IRS Tax Refund Date - DATEucator
February, 2022 or later - estimate your tax refund date using the DATEucator tool!
April 18, 2022 - eFileIT - after the Tax Day deadline, you can no longer e-file a tax extension anywhere. Pay your due tax as soon as possible as an extension does not give you more time to pay.
As soon as possible - e-filing a tax amendment may be available via eFile.com for the 2021 Tax Return. If you used eFile.com for your tax return, you can complete an amendment onsite; otherwise, complete, sign, download, and mail in Form 1040-X.
Most on April 18, 2022 - eFileIT now with your federal return. Already e-filed your IRS return? Prepare a state-only return on eFile.com - download, sign, and mail in your state forms. e-File your federal and state returns together on eFile.com next year so you do not have to mail your state return; do it all for one low price!
Varies by state. Some states grant automatic extension with federal extension, others have no extension deadline, but require tax payments if you owe. Often, paying your due tax is treated as an extension if 90% of your tax balance is paid. Not sure what your tax liability is? Prepare a 2021 return on eFile.com to get this figure.
As soon as possible; mail in forms only as they cannot be e-filed with most states. See the link to find how your state handles state tax amendments.
April 18, 2022 - Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Deadlines for 2021 (2022 coverage). Enroll in a healthcare plan if you have not already; if you receive health insurance through the Marketplace, you will receive Form 1095-A which is reported on your tax return.
Back Taxes (2020 and previous years)
You can no longer e-file back taxes. Complete, sign, download, print, and mail in forms only. If you are owed a tax refund, file now as you can only claim a tax refund three years after the original due date.
Back Taxes (2020 and previous years)
No longer available - file your previous year return as soon as possible.
Back Taxes (2020 and previous years)
As soon as possible if you owe taxes. Mail in forms only. If you expect a tax refund, you must file three years after the original filing deadline otherwise your tax refund will expire. If you owe taxes, there is no deadline, but penalties will be applied. Estimate tax penalties.
Back Taxes (2020 and previous years)
As soon as possible if you owe taxes. Mail in forms only; e-file deadline expired. If you expect a tax refund, you have three years after the subject tax year to claim it; after that, it expires. If you owe taxes, complete and mail in the income tax return forms as soon as possible to avoid further late filing and/or payment penalties. Estimate penalties.
Back Taxes (2020 and previous years)
File as soon as possible. Complete, sign, download, and mail in the forms only as the e-file option has expired for back taxes. Visit your state page for details.

File your current year return online each year so you do not have to handle complicated tax forms and do all the work yourself. Let eFile.com work for you! Since tax returns can only be filed electronically for the current year, eFile.com is updated each season to allow individuals to prepare and e-file their present year returns. Keep track of the above dates and sign up for a free eFile.com account to get your federal and applicable state tax returns e-filed on time each year. Dare to Compare eFile.com to TurboTax® or H&R Block®! If you miss the e-file deadline - usually October 15 following a tax year - you will have to prepare back taxes.

Back Taxes, Previous Year Tax Forms, Calculators, Payments, Penalties