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Tax Calculator for 2021 Taxes Due in 2022. Estimate Now.

Attention: This Tax Return Calculator is for Tax Year 2021 (January 1 - December 31, 2021) and uses the latest information provided by the IRS. As new information is released, we will update this page.

Update March 15, 2021: The American Rescue Plan was signed into law on March 11, 2021. Because of this, there will be some changes to the 2021 Tax Calculator below. The updates will be added once we have more guidance from the IRS.

Estimate your current 2021 (January 1 - December 31, 2021) Taxes - due April 15, 2022 - with this 2021 Tax Calculator and Refund Estimator. PrepareIT Yourself, But Not Alone on eFile.com! Find out what your estimated tax refund date will be in 2022.

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Set your 2021 Tax Year tax return goals now! Important: Taxcercise your 2021 Paychecks and adjust your W-4 accordingly and as often as you need to! Use the 2021 W-4 Tax Withholding Calculator and optimize your paycheck tax withholdings and update your W-4.

Input your information in the calculator below. Enter general estimates for figures, or exact numbers for a more accurate result. The TAXstimator uses current information and will provide the most accurate results depending on the information entered. Just click the Start TAXstimator button!

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Your Filing Status
Restart Indicate if you are qualified to claim Dependents or Other Dependents on your 2021 Tax Return. Learn More
Do you have Dependents on your tax return.
How many of your Dependents that qualify for the Child Tax Credit will be 0-5 years old on December 31 of the tax year?
How many of your Dependents that qualify for the Child Tax Credit will be 6-17 years old on December 31 of the tax year?
How many qualify for the Credit for Other Dependents?
Restart Enter your and your spouse's estimated or reported annual 2021 income from all jobs and income sources.
2021 Annual Wages / Salaries W-2 reported or Paycheck based estimate
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IRS Taxes Withheld W-2 reported or Paycheck based estimate
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Unemployment Form 1099-G
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Self-Employment Form 1099-MISC
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Social Security Form SSA or Form 1042S
Retirement Form 1099-R etc.
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Farm Profit/Loss statement
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Rental / Real Estate Profit/Loss statement or 1099-MISC
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Interest / Dividends 1099-INT or 1099-DIV
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Long Term Capital Gains / Losses
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Short Term Capital Gains / Losses
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Alimony
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Refunds / Credits / Offsets
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Other Gains / Losses
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Other Income
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Restart Your 2021 Standard and Reported Deductions for You and Your Spouse Not Sure?
Standard Deduction
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Deductible Part of Self-Employment Tax
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Qualified Business Income Deduction
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Medical / Dental Expenses
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Home Mortgage Interest Form 1098
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State and Local Taxes (SALT), Sales Taxes
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Charity Contributions
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IRA Contributions Form 5498
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Health Savings Acct. (HSA) Contributions Form 5498-SA
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Self-Employed Retirement Plan Contributions
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Self-Employed Health Care Premiums
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Alimony Paid
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Moving Expenses
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Tuition and Fees / Student Loan Interest Form 1098-T
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Educator Expenses
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Early Withdrawl of Retirement Penalty
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Casualty / Theft Loss
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Investment Interest
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Reservist / Performing Artists / Fee-basis Government Expenses
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Deduction for Other Taxes Paid
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Other Deductions
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Restart Are you responsible for any of these Taxes or did you make any of these Repayments for Tax Year 2021? Details
Alternative Minimum Tax
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First-Time Homebuyer Credit Repayment
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Unreported Social Sec./Medicare
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Premium Tax Credit Repayment
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Tax on IRAs / Other Savings Accounts
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Household Employment Taxes
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Other Taxes You Pay
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Restart *Click on the Tax Credits Help below for instructions on the amount to enter. Details
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
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Credit for Other Dependents
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Actual Child Tax Credit
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Advance Child Tax Credit Payments*
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Adjusted Child Tax Credit*
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Recovery Rebate Credit*
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Child and Dependent Care Expenses* - Use the CAREucator to see if you qualify for this Expense/Credit.
- If you do, complete Form 2441 to determine your Credit amount.
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American Opportunity Credit* Education Tax Credit
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Lifetime Learning Credit*
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Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit*
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Retirement Savings Contributions Credit*
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Residential Energy Credit*
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Foreign Tax Credit*
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Other Tax Credits*
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Restart Enter the following Tax Payment amounts you made during Tax Year 2021. As a result, they will increase your Tax Refund or reduce your Taxes Owed.
IRS Federal Taxes Withheld Through Your Paycheck(s) - As reported on your and spouse's 2021 W-2(s) or estimated tax withholding through all 2021 paychecks
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Taxes You Paid When You Filed an IRS Tax Extension for a 2021 Tax Year Return
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Excess Social Security Taxes Withheld in 2021
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2020 Tax Year Tax Overpayments
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2021 Tax Year Tax Estimates
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You Have Successfully Completed Your 2021 IRS Income Tax Return Calculation
Estimated Tax Refund
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Estimated Taxes Owed
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It looks like you are not getting a Tax Refund, nor will you owe additional Taxes.
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Your Estimated 2021 Tax Return Forms Needed

Form 1040 Version

Form 1040
Form 1040-SR

Supporting Schedules

Schedule 1 Additional Income and Adjustments to Income
Schedule 2 Additional Taxes
Schedule 3 Additional Credits and Payments

Income Forms

Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement
Form 1099-INT Interest Income
Form 1099-DIV Dividends and Distributions
Form 1099-SSA Social Security Benefits Statement
Form 1099-R Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc.
Form 1099-G Certain Government Payments
Form 1099-MISC Miscellaneous Income
Schedule B Interest and Ordinary Dividends
Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business (Sole Proprietorship)
Schedule D Capital Gains and Losses
Schedule E Supplemental Income and Loss
Schedule F Profit or Loss from Farming
Other Types of Income [[Link to Taxable Income Page]]

Deduction Forms

Schedule 8812 Qualified Business Income Deduction
Schedule A Itemized Deductions
Form 8283 Noncash Charitable Contributions
Form 1098-E Student Loan Interest Statement
Form 1098 Mortgage Interest Statement
Form 4952 Investment Interest Expense Deduction
Form 8889 Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Form 4684 Casualties and Thefts
Form 3903 Moving Expenses
Form 2106 Employee Business Expenses

Forms for Additional Taxes

Schedule SE Self Employment Tax
Form 6251 Alternative Minimum Tax
Form 5405 Repayment of the First-Time Homebuyer Credit
Form 8919 Uncollected Social Security and Medicare Tax on Wagest
Form 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts
Form 8962 Premium Tax Credit (PTC)
Schedule H Household Employment Taxes
Form 8959 Additional Medicare Tax
Form 8960 Net Investment Income Tax—Individuals, Estates, and Trusts

Credits Forms

Form 1040 Schedule 8812 Child Tax Credit
Form 1040 Schedule EIC Earned Income Tax Credit
Form 2441 Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Form 8863 Education Credits
Form 8962 Premium Tax Credit (PTC)
Form 8880 Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions
Form 5695 Residential Energy Credit
Form 1116 Foreign Tax Credit
Restart Your W-4 Tax Withholding

New: Adjust and create your (and your spouse's) W-4 Tax Withholding Form(s) based this Tax Return estimate. If you expect a Tax Refund, do not hand over your hard earned money to the IRS only to get that same money back as a refund with your next tax return.
Manage your tax return goals via your W-4(s) now. Make it your next tax return goal to balance your refund or taxes owed. A tax refund is a bit like a self imposted financial penalty!

Balance Your Tax Withholdings
WPRO-1 Your Filing Status as of Dec. 31, 2021.
 
WPRO-2 Your Adjusted Gross Income or AGI as estimated here by this Tax Return Estimator.
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WPRO-3 Your Tax Liability as calculated based on Filing Status and AGI.
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WPRO-4 Number of Other Dependents as of December 31, 2021.
WPRO-5 Non-Refundable Tax Credits.
WPRO-6 Adjusted Total Tax Liability.
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WPRO-7 Your IRS Taxes Withheld from all of your W-2 Income. See section or tab 03 Income.
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WPRO-8 Your Dependents under the age of 17 (Age as of December 31, 2021). Unlike a tax return, for tax planning purposes you can estimate the number of Dependents on the W-4.
WPRO-9 Total IRS Taxes you paid during the year. This is a combination of your Federal Income Taxes (07 Paid Taxes) paid and any other fully (06 Credits) Refunadble Tax Credits you qualify for.
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WPRO-10 2021 Estimated Tax Refund. Your refund has been determined by this Tax Return Estimator based on the tax data you entered.
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WPRO-10 2021 Estimated Taxes Owed. Your tax owed has been determined by this Tax Return Estimator based on the tax data you entered.
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WPRO-11 Enter the date you will submit this W-4 Form to your employer or payroll department.
WPRO-12 In addition to your current IRS tax withholding (which is most likely based on your latest W-4), and based on your entries, we suggest you withhold this additional tax amount in order to balance, or reduce the taxes owed with your 2021 tax return. Based on the data entered and the tax refund amount shown at WPRO-10 above, we suggest you reduce your tax withholding to this amount per month between now and December. This would reduce your tax refund and help balance your next tax return. Your net paycheck would increase between now and December. If $0 click next.
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At this point of the year, you have already withheld too much in IRS taxes. As a result, you should receive a tax refund. However, between now and December, we suggest you reduce your per paycheck tax withholding. This would increase your paycheck(s) between now and December, and reduce - not balance - your next tax return tax refund.
WPRO-13 Enter the number of jobs you (and your spouse) are holding now simultaneously or parallel. Let's say you are single and have 2 jobs now, enter 2. If you and your spouse both jobs or multiple jobs now enter 2 or 3 etc. (Note: This is not all jobs you and your spouse have held during this year.)
WPRO-14 Enter the number of jobs you want to withhold the amount listed in WPRO-12 e.g. 1 or 2 etc. You can divide this amount over your jobs and pay periods, or just 1 job.
Since you want to change W-4s for the number of current jobs listed in WPRO-13, start and complete each job one at a time. When done, this tool will guide on how to complete the next W-4. Note: For the next job, you do not need to change anything from WPRO-1 to WPRO-13 above, just from WPRO-15 forward.
WPRO-15 Enter how often you get paid for this job. For example, if you get one paycheck per month enter 1. If you get 2 paychecks a month enter2. If you get paid every week enter 4.
WPRO-16 Based on your entry in WPRO-14 and WPRO-15 your extra tax withholding per pay period for this job will be:
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WPRO-16 Based on WPRO-14 and WPRO-15 you should withhold the following amount in additional IRS withholding each pay period and you should not owe any taxes with your next tax return.
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WPRO-17 Other Income: Enter the same amount for Other Income here as you had entered on your previous W-4 for this job or Other Income you might have for this year. As a result you would withhold taxes through this job for the Other Income. You can enter 0 here if you want to withhold taxes via Form 1040-ES for example.
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WPRO-18 Deductions: Enter the same amount for Deductions here as you had entered on your previous W-4 for this job. if you don not know enter 0
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WPRO-19 Dependents or Children under the age of 17. Enter the same number of Dependents you had entered on your previous W-4 for this job. If you do not remember, only enter all Dependents here if this is the highest paying of the 2 jobs, otherwise enter 0.
WPRO-20 Other Dependents. Dependents or Children under the age of 17. Enter the same number of Dependents you had entered on your previous W-4 for this job. If you do not remember, only enter all Dependents here if this is the highest paying of the 2 jobs, otherwise enter 0.
WPRO-14 Enter the Annual Gross Income Amount from your or spouse's highest paying job here as listed on the W-2. If one job, the app listed the amount here based on your earlier entry. W-2 Line 1
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WPRO-15 Other Income: This is for income you are not currently withholding IRS taxes. Enter 0 (zero) if you do not have Other Income.
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WPRO-16 Your IRS Tax Withholding at the end of 2021 will be based on this amount.
Unfortunately, the W-4 form does not enable a taxpayer to enter monthly or per paycheck tax withholding amount, thus we have to create this via Deductions. Since the W-4 form does not let you enter a fixed tax withholding amount, We have to use Deduction to bring your paycheck tax withholding to zero.
WPRO-17 Enter an estimated deduction amount here and click Estimate. Start with $10,000 and click Estimate to adjust the deduction $ amount until it matches or comes close to the amount in WPRO-12. Enter a high Deduction amount here and click Estimate until WPRO-17 below shows 0 or the same as in WPRO-12 (see above). Tip: If you increase the Deduction amount your Tax Withholding will decrease or if you decrease the Deduction amount here, your Tax Withholding will increase. Keep in mind this needs to be done in order to calculate the actual tax withholding amount.
WPRO-18A Suggested Withholding Amount from WPRO-12 above. Keep changing WPRO-17 and estimating until WPRO-18A and WPRO-18B match or are close.
WPRO-18B This will be the actual Tax Withholding amount per month. Compare this with the suggested withholding amount above. You control this amount via the Estimated Deduction amount in WPRO-17. A higher deduction amount will lower the actual withholding amount.
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WPRO-19 Extra Tax Withholding will be listed on W-4 line 4c. However, if you got or expect a refund 0 is entered here. If you owed or expect to owe the tool will place the amount here suggested.
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Info-PRO1 The information you enter here will be listed on your W-4 including the signature. We do not keep or share this information with anybody.
First Name
Middle Name Initial
Last Name
Address
City / Town
State
Zip
Info-PRO2 Your Social Security Number or SSN. The number will only be listed on your W-4. We do not store or share this information.
Info-PRO3 Type or Draw your Signature. It will be listed on your W-4 and not stored.
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Info-PRO4 Your W-4 will be emailed to the Email Address you enter here. Enter one email address at a time; enter additional emails one by one and email your W-4 to the recipient(s) e.g. employer etc. (not the IRS).
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