How early in 2021 can you file your taxes?

Even though taxes for most are due by April 18, 2022, you can e-file (electronically file) your taxes earlier. The IRS likely will begin accepting electronic returns anywhere between Jan. 15 and Feb. 1, 2022, when taxpayers should have received their last paychecks of the 2021 fiscal year.

What do I need to file my taxes 2021?

What do you need when you file your 2021 taxes?

  1. A copy of your 2020 tax return.
  2. Social Security numbers or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers for you, your spouse, and any dependents.
  3. Documentation and receipts for your 2021 income, including:
  4. W-2s for annual wages.
  5. Form 1099-INT for any interest income.

Is tax season extended this year?

The pandemic in 2021 caused the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to extend this date to May 17. But that isn’t the case for tax returns filed in 2022. For this year, the deadline to file your income tax is April 18, though you can file an extension for October 15.

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