Extended Filing Deadline - May 17   |   Third Stimulus Payment   |   Why eFile?

Tax Deadlines 2021, Tax Year 2020

The Tax Deadline to e-File 2020 Taxes is April 15, 2021. If you miss this date, you have until October 15, 2021.  Keep in mind, if you owe taxes and don't file an extension, you might be subject to Tax Penalties. After Oct. 15, 2021, you can no longer e-File IRS or State Income back taxes prior to Tax Year 2020. How to prepare back taxes and mail-in instructions are below. Prepare and e-File your 2020 Tax Return by April 15, 2021.

Tax Deadlines
2021

For a comprehensive Tax Year 2020 Due in 2021 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.

Taxercise your paycheck starting in 2021 with the eFile.com Taxometer. Set your tax return goals and adjust your W-4! Keep more of your hard earning money throughout the year and don't just wait for your tax refund. If you get a sizeable tax refund, you are withholding too much in taxes throughout the year. Use the PAYucator now to adjust your W-4 2020 and keep more of your money now or with each paycheck. The PAYucator will have detailed instructions on how to decrease or increase your tax withholding.

Tax Deadlines by Return Type and Tax Year

Tax Year
Return Type
Due Date
2020
April 15, 2021 - eFileIT now - plus state return(s).
2021
IRS Tax Refund Date - DATEucator
April 15 and July 15, 2021 - estimate your tax refund date using the DATEucator tool!
2020
April 15, 2021 - eFileIT
2020
As soon as possible—the IRS does not enable e-filing a tax amendment. 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.
2020
Most on April 15, 2021 - eFileIT now with your Federal Return. Optional: Prepare a state-only return on efile.com - download, sign, and mail in your state forms. Details.
2020
Varies by state. Some states grant automatic extension with federal extension, others have no extension deadline, but require tax payments if you owe.
2020
Mail in forms only. Cannot be e-filed with most states. Varies by state.
Back Taxes (2019 and previous years)
You can no longer e-file back taxes. Complete, sign, download, print and mail in forms only. Details.
Back Taxes (2019 and previous years)
No longer available
Back Taxes (2019 and previous years)
As soon as possible if you owe taxes. Mail in forms only. If you expect a tax refund, you must file by Dec. 31, 2021, otherwise your refund will expire. If you owe taxes, there is no deadline, but penalties will be applied. Estimate Penalties.
Back Taxes (2019 and previous years)
Can no longer be e-filed. Mail in forms only. Varies by State; visit your State page.
Previous Tax Years (2019 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.
Previous Tax Years (2019 and previous years)
File as soon as possible. Complete, sign, download and mail in the forms only. e-file option has expired for back taxes. Visit your State page for details.

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

ReviewIT

WatchIT